1776 in fresh paint June 2012
As seen from State Line Tower, N&W's bicentennial SD45 heads north toward Chicago. Tom Golden photo.
N&W's bicentennial SD45 makes its way through Hammond. Tom Golden photo.
On a February day in 1990, the long lines of older N&W locomotives stored at Radford, VA yielded at least one surprise. N&W SD45 1776 had been repainted red, white and blue as the road's tribute t... (more)
Heading home. After being repainted by NS in Chattanooga, NW 1776 returns to the Virginia Museum of Transportation for a dedication ceremony the following day. A fitting scene for my 1776th... (more)
During the July 4th week in Virginia, Heritage was not the only focus! After a complete repaint by the paint shop in Chattanooga, NW's Bicentennial SD45 #1776 is seen here posed in front of the o... (more)
On March 20, 2012 Norfolk Southern Chattanooga paint shop pulled N&W SD45 #1776 after receiving a beautiful new paint job and the railroads first Heritage series ES44AC decked out in Southern pain... (more)
Freshly restored Bicentennial N&W SD45 No. 1776 sits on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation alongside mainline N&W CPL's in downtown Roanoke. Special thanks to Norfolk Southern Corpor... (more)
Celebrating our Nation's Independence, cosmetically restored Norfolk & Western 1776 sits on display with N&W 611 and N&W 1218 on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. N&W 1776 was ... (more)
Virginia Museum of Transportation executive director Bev Fitzpatrick (far right) is joined by Danny Smith of NS, Jim Wrinn of Trains Magazine, and other officials for the dedication of repainted N... (more)
A GG1, an SD45, a high-hood, a CPL and a tower. Recently repainted Norfolk & Western SD45 1776 brings up the rear of a special photo train headed from downtown Roanoke to the Virginia Muse... (more)
With Robert Claytor at the throttle, N&W 1776--looking a little weathered by this date--has just relieved Southern's former Texas & Pacific 2-10-4 on an NRHS convention special at Bluefield. The c... (more)
The freshly repainted N&W 1776 brings up the rear of a lite power moving passing by the restored Bristol depot.
N&W SD45 1776 working the yard in Roanoke, VA. [4-75]