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Travel back into the late 1950's for a final look at steam locomotives in operation on one of America's mainline eastern railroads: the Norfolk & Western. Footage (c) Pentrex
25 Sep 2018
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July 19th, 1989 on the Norfolk Southern 'S' Line where Nickel Plate Road 2-8-2 Mikado no. 587 double-heads with Norfolk and Western 2-6-6-4 'A' Class no. 1218 en route to Asheville, North Carolina. Footage background (c) Rob Abernethy
5 Oct 2018
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Third in line for the 1990 NRHS Convention at St. Louis, Missouri; Norfolk and Western 1218. No. 1218 from the Norfolk & Western railway, a 2-6-6-4 articulated coal-burning locomotive was designed and built by the NW famed machine shops in Roanoke, Virginia in 1943. Entering service on the N&W, the 1218 was principally designed to pull heavy coal drags in the area east of Roanoke to Tidewater, or west of Williamson, West Virginia. However, it was equally at home hauling fast freights and occasionally troop/passenger trains as equipment needs demanded. The 1218 combined extravagant pulling power with high speed capability, with a maximum rated horsepower of 6,300 Ibs. at 45 MPH. It was also a extremely reliable machine, averaging 7,500 miles monthly as it routinely powered 150 car coal trains which weighed 11,000 tons, over a mile in length along 252 miles from Roanoke to Norfolk, Virginia with a little assistance only for the 1st few miles to the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Retired in 1959 before the steam era ended on the Norfolk and Western, the 1218 became a standby boiler generator at a Union Carbide plant at Charleston, West Virginia until it was ultimately acquired by the Roanoke Museum of Transportation from Steamtown USA in 1970. Fifteen years after the successful of the 'J' class 4-8-4 no. 611, the 1218 was carefully restored into operating condition by the Norfolk Southern at the Birmingham steam shops in Irondale, Alabama before it entered excursion service by early 1987. Its hooter whistle is nevertheless uniquely reminiscent of the rails on which it traveled in the past. The 1990 trip to St. Louis, Missouri marks the N&W locomotive's first run over the Mississippi River towards its destination at the convention. Footage (c) Diverging Clear Video
3 Mar 2019
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The Norfolk and Western Railway in the late 1950's is one of the last major railroads in the United States to operate their fleet of steam-powered locomotives longer than any other railroad which had moved on to diesel locomotives. Footage background (c) Sunday River Productions
11 Jul 2019
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It was all caught on camera by Kipp Teague, recording the 1989 National Railway Historical Society convention.
24 Sep 2018
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On late April 1987, Norfolk & Western Class 'A' articulated no. 1218 takes on her very first excursion trip after being recently restored for the Norfolk Southern Steam Program, steaming through the Virginian mountains to her destination in Bluefield, West Virginia. Although the trip goes well under a cloud of showers, bad weather almost causes the excursion to call it cancellation, things turn out to be good in the end. Footage background (c) Hopewell Productions
25 Sep 2018
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In August 1987, a National Railway Historical Society convention is held at Roanoke, Virginia on the former Norfolk & Western railway line. Here, two samples of the N&W's finest steam locomotives participate in this event - first by racing side-by-side then double-heading up hill. The two engines are Class 'A' 2-6-6-4 articulated no. 1218 and 'J' Class 4-8-4 no. 611. Footage background (c) Pentrex
26 Sep 2018
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Two of Norfolk & Western's finest steam locomotives are out on their excursion runs; 'J' Class 4-8-4 no. 611 on a annual trip in Autumn along the Southern's Rathole Division, and 'A' Class 2-6-6-4 no. 1218 on a late Spring trip from Richmond to Roanoke, Virginia. Footage background (c) Pentrex
27 Sep 2018
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Follow the Norfolk & Western's finest streamliner no. 611 as it travels along through Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio at the 1993 Independence Limited excursion run. Footage background (c) Mainline Motion Pictures
2 Oct 2018
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Out on the Strasburg Railroad line, Norfolk & Western engine no. 475 is masqueraded as sister locomotive no. 382 in a special photo session, representing the Virginia Creeper that once ran on the N&W Abingdon Branch. Flip Cam Footage (c) Robert John Davis Recorded - Feb. 13th, 2010
1 Dec 2018
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Follow the Norfolk & Western 1218 as she travels from Cincinnati to Portsmouth on the Ex-N&W passenger line circa August '91. Footage (c) Pentrex
12 Dec 2018
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This music video takes you back to the late 1950's for a final look at the Norfolk & Western's finest steam engines from Columbus, Ohio to the famed Abingdon Branch. Footage (c) Herron Rail Video
13 Jan 2019
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