Norfolk & Western 611 Locomotive Travels the Old Fort Loops

We were very fortunate to see the Norfolk & Western 611 steam locomotive pulling 21 cars as it passed by the Inn on Mill Creek B&B (twice) on April 10, 2016, taking passengers on a special one-day excursion from Spencer, NC, to Asheville and back again.

Large bullet-shaped steam locomotive traveling over train tracks in a wooded area

The Norfolk & Western 611 steam locomotive heading through the loops of Old Fort on April 10, 2016

The only one of 14 N&W Class “J” passenger locomotives still in existence, the 611 was a sight to see. Check out this cool video from Rocket Sled Design and Marketing: https://www.facebook.com/rocketsled/videos/1110433755644564/

Lots of information on the 611 here: http://fireup611.org/the-nw-class-j-611/

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