N&W Class-A No. 1218 drifting downgrade, as seen from an open-window coach on the 1987 NRHS Convention Special bound for Radford from Roanoke.
Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 1218 makes a station stop at Manassas, Virginia on the return leg of an Alexandria – Front Royal round trip. Several of the spectators can be seen holding their ears as... (more)
The N&W A and J are racing past the photo line, transporting hundreds of NRHS conventioneers back to the glory days of steam. One wonders if this scene will ever be repeated...
After coming from Roanoke on a ferry move, Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 1218 eases off of the N&W wye in Lynchburg, Virginia, and proceeds down the connector to the Southern main line and the excursi... (more)
The locals have shown up to see the steam engine, but all eyes seem to be on the diesels while the fire-breathing monster simmers behind them. I’m not sure of the exact sequence here, but the 12... (more)
I've just gotten around to scanning some of my father's negatives. He was shooting 127 roll film with an old Voigtländer while I was taking color slides on the trips that he would take me on.
N&W Class A No. 1218 on the wye at Lynchburg on the first of its two trips out of Roanoke that day. Later in the afternoon, it would head west to Walton. The tool car is ex-CN, and had not yet b... (more)
N&W's Class A No. 1218 is rolling down the old Pennsy Sandusky Branch toward Columbus, pulling an excursion from Bellevue to the Ohio State Fair. The N&W acquired the Sandusky Branch from the PRR... (more)
1218 has just exited the 1832 ft long uphill grade Swannanoa Tunnel. The engine has crested the grade, which also is the Eastern Continental Divide, but the majority of the consist is still in the... (more)
Here is a new railroad for Railpics, the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway. My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin Locomotive Works and he would give my f... (more)
My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin and he would give my father different Baldwin Locomotive Works builder's cards when my father would visit him in Collin... (more)
Tom Golden photo.
N&W 1218 has cut away from her train and heads west to Shaffers Crossing for servicing. The large crowd of riders are detraining and heading for their cars.
N&W 1218 has drawn a crowd this morning as she prepares to leave Greensboro NC on a June 1989 excursion.
The engineer of Norfolk & Western 1218 watches his train as he backs it around the wye at Front Royal, Virginia.