Norfolk & Western A-class 2-6-6-4 1218 approaches a signal bridge on the Southern main line at Barboursville, Virginia. While I don’t remember the train stopping, the smoke drifting ahead of the 1... (more)
A Over the Rivanna
After pulling freight from Roanoke to Lynchburg and Charlottesville, Virginia, N&W A-class 2-6-6-4 1218 has switched to pulling passengers northward from Charlot... (more)
Continuing its non-excursion trip from Roanoke to Charlottesville, Virginia, N&W A-class 2-6-6-4 1218 nears its destination. Pulling a pair of tool cars, and five hoppers to be left in Charlottesv... (more)
My first chance to view N&W A-class 2-6-6-4 1218 was when it came north to pull a series of excursions out of Alexandria, Virginia. In previous years, on one weekend, a... (more)
Norfolk and Western class A 1218 is being rebuilt by Norfolk Southern for excursion service.
What a show! Battling the rain and Christiansburg grade, westbound 1218 claws her way onward and upward.
Dynamic Duo! 1218 and 611 are barely breaking a sweat as they glide southbound across the trestle at Altavista, VA.
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)
1218 sails across the trestle at Altavista on her way north to Lynchburg.
1218 is eastbound at Pearisburg, VA in route from Bluefield to Roanoke with a coal train.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)