611: At the Throttle at NC Transportation Museum

  • 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159

You can operate one of the most iconic locomotives on the rails today, the N&W Class J #611, for a half hour of throttle time. Under the supervision of an experienced engineer, roll down the tracks with the #611 under your control. 

Arrive 30 minutes prior to ride for safety session. Must be 18 with valid driver’s license. Check in at green Will Call booth outside Gift Station. Liability release must be signed. Clothing must be appropriate to a working railroad (jeans/overalls, long sleeve cotton shirt and boots or closed toed shoes). Participants wishing to have a photo made should bring their own camera. Museum admission included. If purchasing as gift for another individual, please include that person’s name in comments section during ticket purchase. Check in at Will Call booth outside the Gift Station. Rain or shine. All purchases final—NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
Ages 18 and up


Tickets can be purchased online.