RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 475 Norfolk & Western Steam 4-8-0 at Paradise, Pennsylvania by Kevin Madore
  Login · Sign Up 

Community Response Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo
Views: 1,626     Favorited: 10
Since added on December 20, 2021

+ Add to Favorites

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
» Norfolk & Western (more..)
» Steam 4-8-0 (more..)
» Pumpkinville Pike 
» Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
» November 07, 2021
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» NW 475 (more..)
» Photo Charter (more..)
» Kevin Madore (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
A very unique piece. The Strasburg Rail Road's ex Norfolk & Western M-Class Locomotive #475 charges upgrade just east of the bridge over the "Pumpkinville Turnpike", hauling a vintage mixed train for a Historic Transport Preservation (HTP) charter in early November of 2021. Not only does the 4-8-0 (Twelve-Wheeler) configuration make this locomotive unique among the engines operating at tourist railroads today, it is also one of the oldest, having emerged from the Baldwin Factory back in 1906. One of 125 M-Class (M, M1, M2) Locomotives, sometimes known as "Mollies", this engine and its sisters served the N&W for decades in regular main line freight service. Even when they were superseded by much larger and more efficient engines on the main line, a handful of them continued to serve as power on branch lines right up until the end of steam operations in the mid-1950s. Sadly, only two of the original M's survive and 475 is the only operational example.
Photo Comments (0) 

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (4)+ Add to Album
Stunning Steam

Album created by member Ted Harrison
Album Views: 25,582
Images of steam locomotives that are nothing short of stunning!

Album created by member Ty Kaneshiro
Album Views: 68,662
my album for steam locomotives
US Steam today

Album created by member J Neu, Berlin
Album Views: 97,552
US Steam today, and Canada too

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 274,335
Gears; machinery; steam mixed with modern technology; and more.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2021 Kevin Madore. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2023. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information