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Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 #1202
Title:  Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 #1202
Description:  Built by the Norfolk & Western shops in 1936 as class A articulated unit, it sported 70" drivers, developed a massive 300psi, had an overall engine+tender wheelbase of 108.27', and an engine weight of 573,000 lb. Although they had a rating of 13,000 tons slow freight, they could pull passenger trains at 70mph. The cheap coal available to N&W helped support these monsters of the rail until they were retired in 1958-59.
Photo Date:  6/1/1955  Upload Date: 5/8/2013 10:35:47 AM
Location:  Chillicothe, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1202(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  599   Comments: 0
NW 2-6-6-4 #1202 - Norfolk & Western
Title:  NW 2-6-6-4 #1202 - Norfolk & Western
Description:  Here's a great shot of the massive faceplate of the Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 #1202 taken from an original negative by Don Morice. Note the solid pilot and hidden coupler pocket on this brute. Specs - NW Roanoke shops, 1936, class A, 70" drivers, impressive 300 psi boiler pressure, 24x30" cylinders, 573,000 lb engine wt, impressive tractive effort of 125,897 lb. The entire class of 43 units was retired between 1958-59.
Photo Date:  7/1/1957  Upload Date: 10/11/2017 6:34:03 AM
Location:  Columbus, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  NW 1202(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
NW 2-6-6-4 #1206 - Norfolk & Western
Title:  NW 2-6-6-4 #1206 - Norfolk & Western
Description:  Taken during a fan trip in 1958, this articulated class A locomotive built by the N&W shops in 1936 had 70" drivers, developed a whopping 300 psi boiler pressure and exerted a massive 125,897 lb tractive force. Roller bearings throughout made this one of the peak efficient steam locomotives ever built and could compete with effectively with diesels for awhile. Unfortunately, they too succombed to the scrap pile and were retired between 1958-59. This may have been one of its last runs before retirement, if not THE last one!
Photo Date:  6/16/1958  Upload Date: 12/10/2013 6:42:38 AM
Location:  Crewe, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1206(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  561   Comments: 0
NW 2-6-6-4 #1206 - Norfolk & Western
Title:  NW 2-6-6-4 #1206 - Norfolk & Western
Description:  Here is an almost identical shot of NW 1206 taken during a fan trip in 1958. Built by the N&W shops in 1936, this articulated class A locomotive had 70" drivers, developed a whopping 300 psi boiler pressure and exerted a massive 125,897 lb tractive force. Roller bearings throughout made this one of the most efficient steam locomotives ever built and could compete with effectively with diesels for awhile. Unfortunately, they too succombed to the scrap pile and were retired between 1958-59. As stated in the previous photo, this may have been one of its last if not THE last runs before retirement.
Photo Date:  6/16/1958  Upload Date: 12/10/2013 6:43:02 AM
Location:  Crewe, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1206(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
NW 2-6-6-4 #1207 - Norfolk & Western
Title:  NW 2-6-6-4 #1207 - Norfolk & Western
Description:  Here's a great shot of the 1936 Roanoke Shops built Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 #1207 poised under the coal tower. The photo came from an original negative by Don Morice. Note the solid pilot and hidden coupler pocket on this brute. Specs - NW Roanoke shops, 1936, class A, 70" drivers, impressive 300 psi boiler pressure, 24x30" cylinders, 573,000 lb engine wt, impressive tractive effort of 125,897 lb. The entire class of 43 units was retired between 1958-59.
Photo Date:  7/1/1957  Upload Date: 10/11/2017 6:34:08 AM
Location:  Columbus, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  NW 1207(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  174   Comments: 1
NW 2-6-6-4 #1208 - Norfolk & Western
Title:  NW 2-6-6-4 #1208 - Norfolk & Western
Description:  Beautiful action shot of the westbound 1937 Norfolk & Western Roanoke shops built articulated #1208. According to www.steamlocomotives.com "One of Norfolk & Western's finest designs, these articulateds featured all the latest components when introduced in the late 1930s .In addition to a high-pressure boiler, an A had a cast-steel frame and roller bearings on virtually all surfaces. The firebox had 57 sq ft of arch tubes, but no circulators or syphons. Max consumption rates per hour were 7 tons of coal burned and 116,055 lb of water evaporated. Between Williamson, WV and Portsmouth, Ohio, these engines had a tonnage rating of 13,000 tons of slow freight. Between Portsmouth and Columbus, they were rated at 5,200 tons of time freight. And they could pull passenger trains at 70 mph. R.P. Morris photo
Photo Date:  10/14/1938  Upload Date: 4/9/2016 5:45:23 PM
Location:  Elliston, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  NW 1208(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  298   Comments: 4
NW 1209
Title:  NW 1209
Description:  Norfolk Western Troop Train near Roanoke, VA - date is unknown
Photo Date:  6/1/1943  Upload Date: 4/21/2009 5:22:21 PM
Location:  Roanoke Red Sulphur Springs, VA
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NW 1209(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  994   Comments: 3
NW 604
Title:  NW 604
Description:  NW Steam Power from an untitled slide.
Photo Date:  6/1/1970  Upload Date: 4/21/2009 5:18:58 PM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  NW 604(4-8-4) NW 2147(2-8-8-2) NW 1212(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  861   Comments: 2
NW 1216
Title:  NW 1216
Description:  Date unknown
Photo Date:  11/28/2007  Upload Date: 11/28/2007 11:31:16 PM
Location:  Roanoke, WV
Author:  marc malnekoff
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NW 1216(NW Type A 2-6-6-4)
Views:  1179   Comments: 3
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
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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:  309   Comments: 1


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