N&W "J' 611

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N&W "J' 611
Posted by trainguy2 on Friday, May 10, 2019 9:08 AM

Anyone riding the 611 in Strausburg the week of the York meet this Oct ???

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, May 10, 2019 6:54 PM

In my dreams I'll be right up there in that gangway:


Big Smile  I'm Cuckoo For Choo Choo Stuffs!  Big Smile

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Posted by phrankenstign on Friday, May 10, 2019 8:10 PM

I wish I could!

Over 20 years ago while I was stationed at Langley AFB, I lived in Newport News, VA.  I drove to Norfolk to watch No. 611 pull a vintage passenger train full of excited passengers.  I can't remember why I was unable to purchase tickets at the time (either it was sold out or I didn't have the cash for it), but it was still a lot of fun watching it in real life.  My son had never seen a real steam locomotive in action, so he was in awe of its size.  I'd hoped to be on the next excursion the following year, but that time ended up being the last one scheduled to my dismay.


Do you know the route it will be taking?

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Posted by robmcc on Monday, May 13, 2019 7:15 AM

I am, but in September. I bought my tickets when they were first released before they extended it to York weekend. I know a lot of folks think it's odd they would do it on the Friday when that's the busiest day of the meet.


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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, May 13, 2019 11:15 AM

Probably coincidence.  Not everyone goes to York. 

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