Engine No. 630 rolls into Oneida on Saturday, May 31, 2014, pulling an excursion train from Lexington, Ky. (Independent Herald photo/Paul Roy)
Engine No. 630 rolls into Oneida on Saturday, May 31, 2014, pulling an excursion train from Lexington, Ky. (Independent Herald photo/Paul Roy)

No sooner had Norfolk-Southern’s Engine No. 630 rolled into Lexington to unload its 580 passengers Sunday afternoon than were preparations beginning for the town’s return trip to Oneida this Saturday afternoon.

The vintage steam engine — originally built in 1904 — pulled more than 1,000 passengers from Lexington to Oneida on separate trips last Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the engine rolled back through Oneida along the N-S tracks as it returned to Chattanooga to prepare for this weekend’s trip, which will pull an additional 500 or so passengers to Oneida.

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