Restored Steam Locomotive Class J 611 Traveled Through Culpeper

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Over the past year, the Class J 611 “Queen of Steam” has been at the North Carolina Transportation Museum being restored. With the dedication of many volunteers, it took months of work to replace miles of tubing inside the engine, along with thousands of other replacements and repairs.  According to information from the Virginia Museum of Transportation, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 that recently passed through Culpeper was “one of 14 Class J passenger locomotives built for the Norfolk & Western Railway between 1941 and 1950 and the only one in existence today.”

In Culpeper, train enthusiasts gathered track-side at the Winston store on Route 522 and at other places throughout the county to watch the historic train during its recent excursion in Virginia.  Click this link to read more: