Norfolk & Western’s Queen Of Steam J611
Rotating camera angles give you a since of being there!
The folks all turned out to see N&W J#611 known as the Queen of Steam in Asheville, North Carolina.
After building up enough steam, the wheels finally take hold and J 611 is off and running. A little wheel slip occurs as she crosses a bridge along her journey.
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!