Three more spring excursions set for No. 611

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No. 611 is seen at the North Carolina Transportation Museum prior to its departure for Roanoke in May 2015.
David J. Stewart
SPENCER, N.C. — Former Norfolk & Western J Class 4-8-4 No. 611 will grace three excursions from the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer in early April.

An all-day round-trip to Lynchburg, Va., will operate from the museum on April 8, while two shorter round trips will depart on April 9 for Charlotte and Greensboro. All of the excursions will operate over former Southern Railway routes.

Tickets go on sale to Engineer- and Conductor-level museum members at 9 a.m. on Jan. 10. All current members will be able to purchase tickets beginning at 9 a.m. on January 11. Ticket sales to the general public will begin at noon on Jan. 12.

The locomotive, which resides at the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke, underwent its most recent restoration at the North Carolina museum in 2014-2015.

For more information, go to www.nctrans.org.
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