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Norfolk Southern supports restoration of historic ‘611’ locomotive through sale of Rothko painting

“No. 611 is an American classic, a reflection of a time and a people who put the country on their backs and carried it into to the modern age of railroading,” Moorman said. “611 is not an NS, N&W, Virginia, or Roanoke locomotive. It belongs to everyone and every generation. In that spirit, and on behalf of NS employees everywhere, I announce our strong support for bringing back a true national marvel.”

“People from 15 countries have contributed their time and resources to bring back the Queen of Steam,” said Bev Fitzpatrick, executive director of 611’s owner, the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Va. “NS’ generous and timely support gives us the best opportunity to reach the $5 million needed to put this icon back on the rails and keep her moving for decades

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