Going In Style With N&W J-611 !

Advertisement
Going In Style With N&W J-611 ! | Train Fanatics Videos
Advertisement

Norfolk & Western’s J-611 “Queen of Steam”!

J-611 put on a show for all during an excursion run from Spencer, North Carolina to Chatham, Virginia.

Advertisement

The only thing smoother than the locomotive itself it her throaty whistle!

Polished and shaped like a black bullet with maroon stripes, she is clearly one of the best surviving passenger “streamliners”.

A powerful machine, the J 611 boiler is rated at 300 psi. and could pull 15 cars at 110 miles per hour!

Some quick facts about Norfolk and Western’s J-Class #611

  • Manufacturer: Norfolk and Western Roanoake Shops
  • build date: 1950
  • Wheel alignment: 4-8-4
  • Drivers: 70 inches
  • Locomotive and tender weight combined: 872,600 lbs
  • Maximum speed: 110 MPH

Let us know if you have ever seen this magnificent machine rolling down the tracks. We would love to hear your comments!

Advertisement

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

Related

Advertisement

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

×

Like Us on Facebook!