N&W No. 611 to run trip Memorial Day morning

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Norfolk & Western J-Class No. 611 enroute to Roanoke, Va., from Redford, Va., passes through a small farm in rural Shawsville, Va., on the former N&W mainline. No. 611 will make four trips between Roanoke-Radford this Memorial Day weekend. 
Chase Gunnoe
ROANOKE, Va. — Norfolk & Western J-Class No. 611 will make an additional Monday morning trip from Roanoke to Radford and Walton, Va., instead of the previously planned morning run to Lynchburg and return, during a series of upcoming excursions out of Roanoke during the Memorial Day weekend.

The Virginia Museum of Transportation recently announced that N&W No. 611 would run an extra trip from Roanoke to Radford and return on Monday, May 29. The round-trip excursion will leave Roanoke at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 12:30 p.m. The newly announced morning run will result in the cancellation of the originally announced Memorial Day run to Lynchburg.

It is the first time since being restored that the locomotive has left Roanoke on a westbound excursion in the morning. Most of the Roanoke-Radford excursions previously have had afternoon departures.

In addition to Monday’s early morning trip, N&W No. 611 will pull afternoon excursions between Roanoke and Radford with 1 p.m. departures on Saturday, May 27; Sunday, May 28; and Monday, May 29.

On Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, No. 611 will also lead morning excursions from Roanoke to Lynchburg, Va., and return. Those trips will depart Roanoke at 7 a.m. and return at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Both the Roanoke-Lynchburg and Roanoke-Radford excursions will follow Norfolk Southern's ex-Norfolk & Western main line.

More information is available online.

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