Fire Up Behind the Scenes

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

Get up-close and personal with the Norfolk & Western Class J #611 during the locomotive's fire-up process. The day starts with a light breakfast and safety briefing. Exclusive access to the locomotive includes explanations from the crew as they do their work, time in the cab and up-close photography. Boots or closed-toed shoes are required. It takes a full day for the locomotive to be fired up, so expect down time to explore the NCTM site (admission included.) Not recommended for small children. Locomotive is stationary during fire-up. In cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Transportation, owner of the N&W 611. Check in at Will Call booth outside the Gift Station. **RAIN OR SHINE. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES**

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