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Photo Album By: Lee A. Lovern
 
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Photo ID: 578795

Drifting downgrade with coal cars and about to round the big curve to pick up the gentle grade of the New River for the eastbound run to Roanoke. Was it really almost thirty years ago.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Glen Lyn, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID:
Photo Date: July 30, 1987


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Jun 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 577557

Pacing 1218 up to Manassas Gap, the lowest crossing of the Blue Ridge in VA, at 887 feet above sea level. On the other side of the gap is Front Royal and the Shenandoah Valley. I wonder how the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Linden, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: May 15, 1988


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 23, 2016

Views: 2,514
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Photo ID: 577459

The local population is awed by the gigantic Class A as it articulates around the Bellevue wye after a trip to Fremont, Ohio.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Bellevue, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: May, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 22, 2016

Views: 2,142
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 576083

The 1218 has completed its first weekend of public excursions and is pausing at Bedford to have test wire strung along the boiler. The unique old station was built in 1905 and saw its last NW pas... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Bedford, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Deadhead Move
Photo Date: April 27, 1987


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 10, 2016

Views: 1,963
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 575947

The 1218 is headed south to Lynchburg on a beautiful fall day, with its awesome "hoot" whistle sounding for a grade crossing. I've heard hoot whistles mounted on other locomotives such as the C&O... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: October 06, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 09, 2016

Views: 3,165
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Favorited: 18


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Photo ID: 553141

The 1218 is turning its train after an excursion to Fremont, Ohio.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Bellevue, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Nov 05, 2015

Views: 2,887
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Favorited: 14

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Photo ID: 552782

The 1218 is westbound on the last leg of a circle trip from Roanoke north along the Shenandoah Valley line, east on the old C&O James River line to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Forest, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: NRHS Special
Photo Date: September, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Nov 02, 2015

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Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 548758

Roanoke

N&W class Y6a #2156 sits by N&W class A #1218 each awaiting their next assignment. Built respectively in 1942 and 1943, No. 2156 will retire in 1959 after working the coal fields... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 2156
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 05, 2015


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Oct 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 526470

Photographer-Unknown- from the 35 mm original Kodachrome slide. The 1987 NRHS Convention was a watershed moment for mainline steam in the late 1980's. What has commonly been referred to as &qu... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1987


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By: Jeff Lisowski

Added: Apr 10, 2015

Views: 4,003
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Photo ID: 524749

Photographer- Dave Augsburger- from the 35 mm original Kodachrome slide. A late Spring day finds the 'Mercedes of Steam'; N&W 'A' Class 1218 less than a month into her excursion career, shown here... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Crewe, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 09, 1987


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By: Jeff Lisowski

Added: Mar 26, 2015

Views: 5,238
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Favorited: 29


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Photo ID: 524742

Photographer- John S. Murray- from the 35 mm original Kodachrome slide. The 1987 NRHS Convention was a watershed moment for mainline steam in the late 1980's. What has commonly been referred to as... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Shawsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 1987


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By: Jeff Lisowski

Added: Mar 26, 2015

Views: 3,197
Comments: 4

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 521922

Photographer- Marc Grinter- from a 35 mm Kodachrome slide. Former N&W Class "A" #1218 makes easy work of an excursion train through Delaplane, Virginia on a late spring day on a round tr... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Delaplane, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 15, 1988


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By: Jeff Lisowski

Added: Mar 06, 2015

Views: 2,435
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 519538

N&W 1218 leading a NRHS excursion near Swannanoa, NC in April 1984.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1984


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 17, 2015

Views: 2,494
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Photo ID: 515206

April 25, 1987: This is one of those moments I'll never forget. Bob McCracken, Jim Nichols, Max Graber, Bob Quillen and I had driven--in a heavy rain--to this point just east of Narrows, VA to wit... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Narrows, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 25, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 19, 2015

Views: 3,169
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Photo ID: 509897

Photographer- Larry Smith- from my personal collection. One of the highlights of the 1987 NRHS Convention, besides the side by side running of Class J 611 and Class A 1218, was this night phot... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 31, 1987


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By: Jeff Lisowski

Added: Dec 10, 2014

Views: 6,285
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25

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