It's a long way down, as the 1218 starts accelerating its train on the return trip to Alexandria.
The 1218 is arriving in Columbus from Bellevue with a long train bound for the Ohio State Fair.
The 1218 is getting ready to go back to Roanoke from Lynchburg, on its second public excursion. Later in the day, it will run from Roanoke to Walton and return.
NW 1218 making an inspection stop at Bedford, with the Peaks of Otter in the background. Liberty Station Restaurant opened in the building in 2001, burned down to the stone walls in 2009, and reo... (more)
The 1218 has come up from Bellevue to Fremont on Memorial Day weekend, 1990.
The gate is down for the NW 1218 doubleheading with the 611 from Lynchburg, VA to Salisbury, NC for the 1989 NRHS convention.
Norfolk & Western 1218 works its train through the reverse curve at Rectortown, Virginia.
Fire and Fury
Mount 1218 erupts all over the settlement of Rectortown, Virginia, as it works its way east toward Manassas and Alexandria. With a heavy train, a reverse curve, and a... (more)
Norfolk & Western 1218 thunders through the village of Happy Creek, Virginia on its way to Front Royal. It’s easy to understand why the people who lived near the rails were happy to see the demise... (more)
Norfolk & Western A-class 2-6-6-4 1218 shows off its articulation as it approaches the I-66 overpass near Markham, Virginia. This was an Alexandria – Front Royal excursion.
Norfolk & Western 1218 races through the Rathole with a long passenger special.
N&W 1218 is crossing the Cumberland River Bridge at Burnside, KY
Pan view of the 1218 getting underway after an inspection stop at Bedford.
The awesome exhaust of Class A No. 1218 rockets skyward as the throttle is opened after exiting Montgomery Tunnel.
The 1218 is climbing the Blue Ridge grade after its first weekend of public excursions in 1987.