October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$15.00 - $20.00


6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm


Adult: $20
Children 3 to 12: $15

Ride behind Norfolk & Western Class J steam locomotive #611 to experience our “Legends by Lantern” tour.  Hear the eerie whistle of the N&W 611 as you ride the train from the Barber Junction Visitor’s Center to the Bob Julian Roundhouse, where your tour guide will take you on a lantern-lit tour of some of the spooky haunts of this former Southern Railway landmark.

“Legends by Lantern” celebrates the numerous railroad legends in North Carolina folklore. The tour will also include a behind-the-scenes, after-hours view of a portion of the restoration bays, reportedly still used by Spencer Shops specters.

For those who enjoy lantern tours, old-fashioned legends, and ghost walks, this tour is definitely for you!

This is a rain or shine event, not recommended for children under 6.

This tour is being provided in cooperation with the Virginia Museum of Transportation, owners of the N&W 611.


  • The train ride portion of this tour is not ADA accessible due to the vintage nature of the rail cars, but the walking tour is ADA accessible.
  • Upon completion of the tour, participants will need to walk to the parking lot.
  • Following COVID-19 precautions, cloth face masks are required, hand sanitizer stations will be available, high contact areas will be disinfected, social distancing will be required, and groups will be limited to 25 people following mass gathering limits.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Sales tax and ticketing fees apply.