PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — If you live in Petersburg, you may have caught a glimpse of the famous 6-11 this weekend, a last-of-its-kind steam engine that has been completely refurbished.
The passenger train was once based in Roanoke, and now serves as a mobile ambassador for the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
It traveled from Lynchburg to Petersburg and back – a 260-mile round trip – on Saturday and Sunday, making a two-hour pit stop in Petersburg for passengers to relax, dine and enjoy the city.
“It’s the most powerful steam locomotive ever built, and after a year-long restoration, she’s back into excursion,” said Peggy McGuire, the Director of Marketing for the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
The 6-11 is making stops around the state this summer. For more information about where or how to get tickets, click here.