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Photo ID: 629187

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Barboursville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 629107

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Rio, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 629059

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Teel, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 628952

First Sight

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)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Kingswood, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 18, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Aug 31, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Photo ID: 576603

The 1218 heads south to Lynchburg, as seen through a 135 mm fixed telephoto lens.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Winston, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: October, 1989


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 15, 2016

Views: 1,670
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Photo ID: 576331

The awesome Class A at Attica Junction, banging across the old B&O diamond, where PRR J1 2-10-4s once trod. The train is headed from Bellevue to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus via the old PRR Sa... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Siam, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: August, 1988


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 12, 2016

Views: 1,812
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Photo ID: 576249

The 1218 and its tool car are turning on the Bellevue wye, getting ready for an excursion to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-6-4
Location: Bellevue, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1218
Train ID: Passenger Extra
Photo Date: August, 1988


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By: Bob Kise

Added: May 11, 2016

Views: 2,196
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Favorited: 22

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