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When Norfolk & Western merged with the Southern Railway, two of its locomotives, #611 and #1218, were fired up and used on excursions.
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Photo ID: 749836

The engineer of Norfolk & Western 1218 watches his train as he backs it around the wye at Front Royal, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Front Royal, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 19, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 749653

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)

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


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 747419

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)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Oakvale, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1993


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Sep 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 743418

The 1218 on the point of a southbound NRHS Special, nearing Lynchburg and crossing the James River on the massive old Southern Railway bridge

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


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jul 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 742081

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: NRHS Special
Photo Date: September 22, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Jul 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 733401

1218 and 611 begin their famous side by side run up the Christiansburg grade for the 1987 NRHS Convention.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Elliston, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1987


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Apr 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 733125

Railfans line the overhead highway bridge to get an early morning shot of 1218 leaving Asheville eastbound.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1988


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Apr 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 731906

The mighty 1218 has a clean stack as it rolls south on the old Southern Railway mainline. Note the fans cramming the Dutch doors.

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


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Apr 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 727095

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)

Railroad: Strasburg Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Ronks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2019


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Added: Feb 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 722913

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Gilbert, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 722864

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.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Culpeper, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 722743

Norfolk & Western A-class 2-6-6-4 is Charlottesville-bound as it rolls south through Catlett, Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Catlett, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 722699

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.

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


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 14, 2020

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Photo ID: 721402

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Crewe, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Steve Footer

Added: Jan 01, 2020

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Photo ID: 721130

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Wellville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 2017


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By: Steve Footer

Added: Dec 29, 2019

Views: 662
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