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Class J 611

Discover the majesty of the Class J 611 at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum News and Update blog. This section is dedicated to the iconic Class J 611, a marvel of steam locomotive engineering. Here, we delve into its rich history, engineering feats, and the pivotal role it played in American railroading. Our articles cover everything from its restoration journey to its present-day excursions, offering a deep dive into the legacy of this magnificent machine. Join us in celebrating the Class J 611, a symbol of innovation and heritage in the railroad world.

In Memory of Doug Karhan: A Legacy in Steam

Doug Karhan: A Steward of Steam’s Legacy The world of steam locomotion and railway heritage has recently bid farewell to one of its unsung heroes. Doug Karhan, a venerated master mechanic of steam for Norfolk Southern from 1982 until the end of excursions in 1994, passed away on November 11, 2021. His legacy is a…