N&W 1218 is northbound at Grover NC.
Riding behind NW 1218 on its first trip up and over Blue Ridge. The train is approaching the summit on the fill at Webster. Today, the code lines are gone, the trees have grown up, and the 1218 ... (more)
The N&W Class A No. 1218 coming around the curve just in time to capture the last rays of the sun on Kodachrome 200 slide film. The engineer is blowing the mighty hooter whistle, acknowledging th... (more)
The N&W Class A No. 1218 is heading south to Lynchburg, at a grade crossing just off the old Zachary Taylor Highway in rural Culpeper County, VA
Boy were we spoiled! From 1987 to 1992 both of these fantastic steam engines were running mainline excursions and ferry moves on the Norfolk Southern System. This double headed run is somewhere so... (more)
Ready to Go! N&W 1218 will shortly be towed out of the Roanoke Transportation Museum and then on to Birmingham Alabama to be overhauled. Sections of panel track have been laid into the museum fro... (more)
A young railfan waves from the gondola as 1218 blasts past the N&W Color Position Light Signal at Forest Virginia.
Western Maryland 1309 does the final runby for the Trains Magazine photo charter at the famous Helmstetter's Curve
Western Maryland 1309 performs a runby at West Helmstetter's.
Western Maryland 1309 comes around the famous Helmstetter's Curve with a giant cloud of smoke.
Western Maryland 1309 cleans out the droplets while coming around the curve Garner's Meadow.
Viewed from the Virginia Blue Ridge right-of-way, my favorite Norfolk & Western fan tripper backs across the trestle over the Tye River in Tye River, Virginia. The train has discharged any passeng... (more)
The Independence Limited enters Illinois from Indiana on the former Southern Railway bridge across the Wabash River.
The last time 1218 ventured out onto the main line: for an event at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke. Here she sits on display as an NS freight passes eastbound.
A black and white photo of the famous Norfolk and Western 1218.