Southern Railway (US) 2-8-0, Number 630 in trouble

The Virginia Museum of Transportation (Roanoke Railroad Museum) has confirmed that ex-Southern 630 will not be able to participate any longer in the Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam extravaganza currently going on. Among other excursions 630 was to haul a trip from Knoxville to Chattanooga on the 16th of July. 

Apparently the locomotive developed bearing difficulties during a Norfolk Southern employee trip yesterday and was sidelined. No word yet on how long repairs may take.