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Owner: Norfolk & Western
Model:UNKNOWN NW Type A 2-6-6-4Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
Serial Number:340Order No:
Frame Number: Built:
Notes:Built Roanoke June 1943
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N&W 1218
Title:  N&W 1218
Description:  N&W 1218 at Virginia Museum of Transport, the old Wassena Park location.
Photo Date:  5/20/1982  Upload Date: 10/12/2011 9:15:14 AM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  1637   Comments: 0
Title: 
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/5/1983  Upload Date: 11/25/2008 3:04:26 PM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  J.R. Otley
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4) VGN 4(0-8-0)
Views:  2021   Comments: 2
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description:  At Wasena Park under the I-221 overpass. I though than it would be nice to see her run again, a few years later I rode in the cab.
Photo Date:  7/18/1984  Upload Date: 11/13/2014 4:02:29 PM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Dave Ritter
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  349   Comments: 0
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description:  At Wasena Park under the I-221 overpass. Nice park but hard place to take pixs.
Photo Date:  7/18/1984  Upload Date: 11/13/2014 4:08:34 PM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Dave Ritter
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  435   Comments: 0
Steam Memories
Title:  Steam Memories
Description:  I was 7 when this shot was taken. The early days of the Southern Steam Program. I wish I knew where this location was!
Photo Date:  9/20/1984  Upload Date: 12/6/2004 11:19:37 PM
Location:  Unknown, VA
Author:  Jason Breakiron
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4) NW 611(4-8-4)
Views:  1653   Comments: 0
N&W 1218
Title:  N&W 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1985  Upload Date: 7/16/2006 4:05:43 PM
Location:  Culver, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  1340   Comments: 0
Norfolk & Western 1218
Title:  Norfolk & Western 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/15/1985  Upload Date: 11/24/2004 11:46:10 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Mike Stroud
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  1688   Comments: 0
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/15/1985  Upload Date: 9/9/2007 7:16:16 PM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Mike Stroud
Categories:  Steam,Transit,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  672   Comments: 0
N&W 1218 "A" Class
Title:  N&W 1218 "A" Class
Description:  N&W 1218 "A" Class on excursion taking on passengers @ Adrian, MI Westbound actual date unknown
Photo Date:  7/1/1985  Upload Date: 5/6/2006 7:29:38 AM
Location:  Adrian, MI
Author:  Ron Williams
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  1884   Comments: 0
NW 1218 to Detroit
Title:  NW 1218 to Detroit
Description:  NW 1218, tender and watercar in the viewfinder.
Photo Date:  8/15/1985  Upload Date: 4/22/2005 7:11:50 PM
Location:  Fayette, OH
Author:  Dennis Andariese
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  560   Comments: 0
1218 approaches the Gainesville Midland crossing on her first trip north.
Title:  1218 approaches the Gainesville Midland crossing on her first trip north.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/1987  Upload Date: 9/26/2014 12:34:53 PM
Location:  Gainesville, GA
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
1218 on her first trip north.
Title:  1218 on her first trip north.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/1987  Upload Date: 9/26/2014 12:35:55 PM
Location:  Gainesville, GA
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
1218 crosses the Tugalo River and enters South Carolina
Title:  1218 crosses the Tugalo River and enters South Carolina
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/1987  Upload Date: 9/26/2014 12:37:37 PM
Location:  Madison, SC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Bridge,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
Storming north through Clemson
Title:  Storming north through Clemson
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/1987  Upload Date: 9/27/2014 4:16:51 PM
Location:  Clemson, SC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  349   Comments: 0
Storming north through Clemson
Title:  Storming north through Clemson
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/1987  Upload Date: 9/27/2014 4:17:48 PM
Location:  Clemson, SC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  258   Comments: 0
Passing through Easley
Title:  Passing through Easley
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/1987  Upload Date: 9/27/2014 4:18:43 PM
Location:  Easley, SC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
1218 pulling into the Roanoke Station Sunday morning
Title:  1218 pulling into the Roanoke Station Sunday morning
Description:  My first action shot of 1218. (I first saw it in the Roanoke Transportation Museum in 1978.)
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:03:08 PM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  630   Comments: 0
1218 on the Lynchburg wye
Title:  1218 on the Lynchburg wye
Description:  Note CN baggage (tool) car
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:04:06 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  436   Comments: 0
1218 West, just out of Christiansburg Tunnel
Title:  1218 West, just out of Christiansburg Tunnel
Description:  Splitting the classic N&W whistleposts
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:05:51 PM
Location:  Christiansburg, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
1218 westbound at Radford
Title:  1218 westbound at Radford
Description:  People everywhere!
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:06:51 PM
Location:  Radford, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
1218 eastbound at Shawsville, downgrade
Title:  1218 eastbound at Shawsville, downgrade
Description:  Milepost 281
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:07:54 PM
Location:  Shawsville, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
1218 eastbound at Salem
Title:  1218 eastbound at Salem
Description:  Nicely maintained pole line
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:08:42 PM
Location:  Salem, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  325   Comments: 0
1218 coming off Christiansburg Mountain
Title:  1218 coming off Christiansburg Mountain
Description:  Near Elliston Station
Photo Date:  4/26/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:09:47 PM
Location:  Elliston, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
1218 East at the old N&W Bedford Station
Title:  1218 East at the old N&W Bedford Station
Description:  Deadheading to Lynchburg; slowing to a stop...
Photo Date:  4/27/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:12:39 PM
Location:  Bedford, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  444   Comments: 0
1218 panned at Bedford
Title:  1218 panned at Bedford
Description:  Getting underway out of Bedford Station, heading east
Photo Date:  4/27/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:14:20 PM
Location:  Bedford, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
Boiler-top view of 1218
Title:  Boiler-top view of 1218
Description:  Near the old N&W shops
Photo Date:  4/27/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:10:46 PM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  404   Comments: 0
1218 East, on the legendary Blue Ridge Grade
Title:  1218 East, on the legendary Blue Ridge Grade
Description:  Bending around the sharp curve
Photo Date:  4/27/1987  Upload Date: 7/20/2013 2:11:39 PM
Location:  Blue Ridge, VA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description:  My wife and I rode several of the NS steam excursions. Here's one of those trips where we stopped for a photo run by at Toccoa, Ga.
Photo Date:  5/23/1987  Upload Date: 3/10/2019 2:37:56 PM
Location:  Toccoa, GA
Author:  Randy Chassereau
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Southern 5194
Title:  Southern 5194
Description:  Southern 5194 is helping N&W 1218 set up for another steam excursion run in this 1987 photo.
Photo Date:  5/23/1987  Upload Date: 8/14/2015 7:52:27 AM
Location:  Greenville, SC
Author:  Randy Chassereau
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5194(GP38-2) NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  510   Comments: 1
Climbing the loops at Jarrets Tunnel
Title:  Climbing the loops at Jarrets Tunnel
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:17:50 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
The sharp curve at Jarrats Tunnel is hard on the steam joints for the front engine.
Title:  The sharp curve at Jarrats Tunnel is hard on the steam joints for the front engine.
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:19:26 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  285   Comments: 0
The sharp curve at Jarrats Tunnel is causing some leakage from the stem joints for the front engine.
Title:  The sharp curve at Jarrats Tunnel is causing some leakage from the stem joints for the front engine.
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:20:41 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  424   Comments: 0
Rolling along approaching Asheville.
Title:  Rolling along approaching Asheville.
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:21:56 PM
Location:  Asheville, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Crossing I-240 coming into Asheville.
Title:  Crossing I-240 coming into Asheville.
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:23:00 PM
Location:  Asheville, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Headed west for Asheville.
Title:  Headed west for Asheville.
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:14:51 PM
Location:  Bridgewater, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
Climbing the loops at Jarrats Tunnel
Title:  Climbing the loops at Jarrats Tunnel
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/30/1987  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 12:16:42 PM
Location:  Old Fort, NC
Author:  Jim Owens
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/2/1987  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 3:27:04 PM
Location:  Ripplemead, VA
Author:  Sam Botts
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  823   Comments: 0
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/2/1987  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 3:27:31 PM
Location:  Bluefield, VA
Author:  Sam Botts
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  819   Comments: 0
NW 1218
Title:  NW 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/2/1987  Upload Date: 11/11/2008 3:50:05 AM
Location:  Roanoke, VA
Author:  Sam Botts
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  815   Comments: 0
N&W 1218
Title:  N&W 1218
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/15/1987  Upload Date: 4/25/2006 3:23:08 PM
Location:  Manassas, VA
Author:  Jack Toomey
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  707   Comments: 1
Odd couple
Title:  Odd couple
Description:  Conrails SEPY pulls up to back into Pot Yard, only to look over and see one of its ancestors in the adjoining Southern yard in a stark contrast of eras.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 2:52:05 AM
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4) CR 6403(SD40-2) CR 6306(SD40)
Views:  308   Comments: 1
Blowing off
Title:  Blowing off
Description:  NW 1218 blows steam out of the sylinders as it gets ready to depart Alexandria for Front Royal.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 2:53:26 AM
Location:  Alexandria, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  208   Comments: 1
Cab shot
Title:  Cab shot
Description:  A side view of the cab on NW 1218. Note the fireman in the gangway. Hell be monitoring the water shortly as the tender is filled with the assistance of the local fire department.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 3:02:01 AM
Location:  Front Royal, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
Last lap
Title:  Last lap
Description:  The N&W 1218 trip has dropped off its Manassas riders and is now starting on the last leg of the trip into Alexandria.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/22/2015 5:01:05 AM
Location:  Manassas, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  280   Comments: 1
Coming into town
Title:  Coming into town
Description:  The NW 1218 trip approaches Manassas on the Strasburg line, rolling past a feel mill in a classic railroad scene.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 3:18:55 AM
Location:  Manassas, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  197   Comments: 1
Pouring on the coal
Title:  Pouring on the coal
Description:  NW 1218 lays down a pall of smoke as it rolls under I 66 on the return trip to Alexandria.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 3:28:10 AM
Location:  Haymarket, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  282   Comments: 1
At the station
Title:  At the station
Description:  NW 1218 rolls up to the Southern station at Manassas. It is still in use by Amtrak, the daily Crescent and tri weekly Cardinal calling here.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 3:22:19 AM
Location:  Manassas, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  241   Comments: 1
Smoking for photos
Title:  Smoking for photos
Description:  A photo stop was done here at Manassas. We see 1218 smoking it up for the photographers.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 3:23:54 AM
Location:  Manassas, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  256   Comments: 2
Classic power, classic building
Title:  Classic power, classic building
Description:  The NW 1218 excursion is discharging its Manassas passengers as the steamer sits next to the classic brick building of the Manassas Feed & Milling.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/22/2015 5:04:13 AM
Location:  Manassas, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  225   Comments: 1
Blasting through
Title:  Blasting through
Description:  I was able to catch the train at Delaplane, where a sizeable contingent of fans was out. It was a nice location, and the A put on a good show as it came through at speed.
Photo Date:  7/25/1987  Upload Date: 5/18/2015 3:40:39 AM
Location:  Delaplane, VA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1218(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  348   Comments: 2


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