Queen of Steam returns to Roanoke

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611 returns to the Star City on June 2, 2023. (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va. – Choo-choo! The Queen of Steam is back home.

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The 611 made her way back to the Star City Friday.

According to officials, the train left from Shenandoah Friday morning.

We were told the 611 was expected to arrive around 1 p.m., and she came rolling into the city around 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.

The locomotive will be on display on Saturday. To read more, click here.

You can watch 611 arrive in the user-submitted video on Pin It below!


‘Queen of Steam’ making her way back to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. Such a fun day to live in the Star City.

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