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Celebrate the Return of Steam and the Norfolk & Western's Class J 611
to the New River Valley

July 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Among Steam Engines, the 611 (J Series) is Legendary.

Now is your chance to experience the 611. Mark your calendar and bring your youngest rail fans down to Cambria to watch one of the greatest steam engines ever. She is a sight to see! Let's give the old girl a real "welcome home."

The 611 was built in the Roanoke Shops specifically to climb Christiansburg Mountain (the steepest grade on the N&W line) on its daily run from Roanoke, Virginia to Bluefield, West Virginia. The grade tops out 1/4 mile east of the Cambria Station, so you get to see her running with a full head of steam as she comes around the double bend.

The 611 pulls out of Roanoke at 1:30 p.m. and travels to the Walton Junction (between Cambria and Radford), turns around, and comes back, so you have two chances to see her. We expect her through Cambria sometime between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. (coming) and between 3:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. (going), depending on rail traffic amd the time it takes to turn around. That said, if you want a good view (and finding parking within easy hiking distance of the crossing), we recommend coming early or check the bus schedule.

In between her run west to Walton and her return through Cambria,
stop in the Cambria Train Station at the crossing and check out the N&W railroad memorabilia for sale. From timetables to engineering drawings, as well as other railroad souveniers, this will be the only time the items will be available for purchase.

All proceeds to to the depot restoration fund.


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