The engineer of Norfolk & Western 1218 watches his train as he backs it around the wye at Front Royal, Virginia.
Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 1218 drifts past a well-manicured lawn in Belvoir, Virginia with an Alexandria – Front Royal excursion. The landowner here allowed the train to unload for photo runbys h... (more)
611, assisted by a lone diesel, starts the 16 mile westbound twisting grade toward Bluefield, WV. The last years of the NS Steam Program saw the consists grow to 25 plus cars. To help get the tra... (more)
The 1218 on the point of a southbound NRHS Special, nearing Lynchburg and crossing the James River on the massive old Southern Railway bridge
N&W 1200s were not used on the Shenandoah Division north of Roanoke in the days of steam because of their lack of cab signals. But here's the restored 1218 in 1990 on a circle trip out of Roanoke... (more)
1218 and 611 begin their famous side by side run up the Christiansburg grade for the 1987 NRHS Convention.
Railfans line the overhead highway bridge to get an early morning shot of 1218 leaving Asheville eastbound.
The mighty 1218 has a clean stack as it rolls south on the old Southern Railway mainline. Note the fans cramming the Dutch doors.
The Human Element
So story time. This photo wasn't planned, but nothing could really be more appropriate.
The whole impetus of my long weekend trip to PA was to... (more)
Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 1218 executes a photo runby at Gilbert, Virginia. Gilbert was the customary location for a southbound runby on Alexandria – Charlottesville excursions, and, for chasers, ... (more)
On a typically oppressive July day in central Virginia, Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 approaches the US 15 overpass as it storms out of Culpeper, Virginia.
Norfolk & Western A-class 2-6-6-4 is Charlottesville-bound as it rolls south through Catlett, Virginia.
Norfolk & Western A-class 2-6-6-4 approaches its northbound station stop at Manassas, Virginia. The train has just come from the Front Royal branch.