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Photo ID: 621162

What a show! Battling the rain and Christiansburg grade, westbound 1218 claws her way onward and upward.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Shawsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1987


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Jun 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 616058

Dynamic Duo! 1218 and 611 are barely breaking a sweat as they glide southbound across the trestle at Altavista, VA.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Altavista, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1989


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: May 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 614334

Three Norfolk & Western steam locomotives pause at Roanoke, VA on a rainy July evening. The photo was staged for participants in a Lerro Productions and Virginia Transportation photo shoot conduct... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 13, 2014


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By: John E. Troxler

Added: Apr 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 611377

1218 sails across the trestle at Altavista on her way north to Lynchburg.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Altavista, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1988


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Mar 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 611260

1218 is eastbound at Pearisburg, VA in route from Bluefield to Roanoke with a coal train.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Pearisburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1987


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Mar 26, 2017

Views: 1,293
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Photo ID: 607295

1218 has just exited the 213 ft long Point Tunnel. This is the first of many tunnels she will pass through as she climbs the famous Southern Loops to Asheville, NC.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Old Fort, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1989


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Feb 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 597247

With North America's largest interlocking tower in the background, N&W 1218 works its way south (railroad east) along the former Nickel Plate main on a passenger special. Tom Golden photo.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Hammond, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 22, 1991


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By: Sam Beck collection

Added: Nov 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 595717

Two of Roanoke's finest perform a rare side-by-side mainline runby- the 1218 with empty hoppers and the 611 pulling a passenger trainload of conventioneers.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Elliston, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: NRHS Special
Photo Date: August 01, 1987


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Nov 10, 2016

Views: 1,717
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Photo ID: 586396

NW #1218 at VMT, Roanoke, VA.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 2016


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By: Bala

Added: Aug 20, 2016

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Photo ID: 578795

Drifting downgrade with coal cars and about to round the big curve to pick up the gentle grade of the New River for the eastbound run to Roanoke. Was it really almost thirty years ago.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Glen Lyn, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID:
Photo Date: July 30, 1987


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Jun 03, 2016

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Photo ID: 577690

The 1218 is struggling mightily to back her train around the Front Royal wye for the layover after a trip through Manassas Gap. Although limited cutoff kept the Class A factor of adhesion at a to... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Front Royal, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: May 15, 1988


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 24, 2016

Views: 2,111
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Photo ID: 577557

Pacing 1218 up to Manassas Gap, the lowest crossing of the Blue Ridge in VA, at 887 feet above sea level. On the other side of the gap is Front Royal and the Shenandoah Valley. I wonder how the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Linden, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: May 15, 1988


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 23, 2016

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Photo ID: 577459

The local population is awed by the gigantic Class A as it articulates around the Bellevue wye after a trip to Fremont, Ohio.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Bellevue, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: May, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 22, 2016

Views: 1,922
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Photo ID: 576935

The 1218 is northbound on the Shenandoah Valley Line on a circle trip from Roanoke to Balcony Falls on the C&O, down the James River Line to Lynchburg, and back to Roanoke over Blue Ridge. Moment... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Troutville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: September 22, 1990


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 18, 2016

Views: 1,847
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Photo ID: 576792

The 1218-611 doubleheader cools its heels with the 1989 inbound NRHS Convention Special before commencing the last lap into Salisbury, NC. The people alongside give some scale to the gargantuan b... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: July, 1989


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 16, 2016

Views: 2,569
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Favorited: 20

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