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