NS Southern H Unit to Accompany N&W 611

The Southern Railway heritage locomotive of Norfolk Southern will accompany Norfolk & Western J-Class No. 611 on its excursions this month.

NC Transportation MuseumNS 8099 arrived this week at the North Carolina Transportation Museum and will supplement the 4-8-4 on trips on April 9 and 10.

Those trips will depart from Spencer, North Carolina, and travel to Asheville, North Carolina, and Lynchburg, Virginia.

A museum spokesperson told Trains magazine that one of the museum’s diesels may also accompany the 611 on its travels. Both trips out of Spencer will be traverse original Southern rails.

The museum has not said which of its locomotives might be on the excursion train, but one of the diesels in the museum’s collection is former Southern FP7 No. 6133, which is painted in the Southern green and aluminum passenger livery.

Also in the collection is former Southern E8A No. 6900, which also still wears its Southern passenger livery.

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