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Virginia Museum of Transportation's restored steam engine to return to Roanoke May 30


ROANOKE, Virginia — A restored steam engine locomotive will return to Roanoke next month.

The Roanoke Times ( reports the Virginia Museum of Transportation's Norfolk & Western Class J 611 locomotive will head into Roanoke on May 30.

The locomotive is being restored at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina. The engine has been inoperable for 20 years.

The Virginia museum will offer rides starting in June.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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