Southern railways original steam excursion program author. Without their help, this roster would never have been possible. Rolling stock downloads rolling stock from mostly the latter part of the 19th century. In the 1930s this type of locomotive was seen as a way both to revitalize steam power and challenge the diesel locomotives then being introduced. The 21st century steam program was a program begun by the norfolk southern railway in 2011 and featured several classic steam locomotives pulling passenger excursions along norfolk southern rails in the eastern united states. Giant steam locomotives, colorful streamliners, great passenger trains, passenger terminals, timeworn railroad cabooses, recollections of railroaders and trainwatchers.
The norfolk and western 1218 was part of the railroads class a 2664 steam locomotives. See more ideas about norfolk, steam locomotive and locomotive. The book first covers all of the steam engines classes in operation, focusing on the big three. Virginia and truckee rolling stock now has its own page. This is an open group, but please keep all submissions clean and pg. Rolling stock from mostly the latter part of the 19th century. The last train was to be southern 4501s piedmont limited excursion trip from atlanta. During ns earlier steam program, saxtan helped maintain the. In 2011, the norfolk southern brought back their steam program, under the name 21st century steam. Travel back into the late 1950s for a final look at steam locomotives in operation on one of americas mainline eastern railroads. After several years of the 1218 in operation, the norfolk southern steam program came to a close in 1994. Lake superior railroad museum overhauls steam program.
Norfolk southerns 21st century steam program formally concluded in 2015 but the 611 will continue to lead occasional excursions. Norfolk and western railway stations and depots images of rail. Norfolk and western 611 pulls a 17car passenger train norfolk. Norfolk and western railway stations and depots images of rail harris, c. See more ideas about norfolk southern, steam locomotive and norfolk.
Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on todays freight railroads, passenger service amtrak, locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities tourist railroads, fan trips, and great railroad photography. However, norfolk southern officially concluded their steam program in december 2015. Norfolk and western 611, also known as the spirit of roanoke, is a preserved class j 484. Mar 06, 2020 norfolk and western 611 pulls a 17car passenger train norfolk. The finest steam passenger locomotive miller, kenneth l on. Oct 04, 2012 photographs of the norfolk and western railway, americas last great steam railroad. Numerous attempts at this type of locomotive were made, mostly without success.
Restored in may 2015, the streamlined 484 will pull excursions out of spencer, n. In was a leader in the development of compound articulated locomotives. A gorgeous photographic elegy to the last great steam train. Since the release of norfolk southerns heritage program two more noteworthy preservation events have taken place, both occurring in 20. Norfolk and western 611 pulls a 18car passenger train norfolk southern steam program. It was retired from regular revenue service in 1959, it was later restored by norfolk.
Click on the screenshot to download from the auran dls. Classic trains magazine celebrates the golden years of railroading including the north american railroad scene from the late 1920s to the late 1970s. The norfolk and western j class was a class of fourteen 484 northern streamlined steam. Class j 611 homecoming to kick off norfolk southern 21st. One of the key players in that program was the norfolk and western class j locomotive. Nov 23, 2009 a photographic look at the steam locomotives, and passenger trains that were used in the norfolk southern steam program from 19821994. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Likewise, the steam locomotives and passenger equipment that were used in the southern railway steam program, from 19661982 are also welcome.
The railway company yesterday said it will end its popular and nostalgic steam locomotive excursion program in december because a boom in. The announcement ends weeks of speculation as to the extent of nss steam operations for 2016 following the conclusion of the fiveyear 21 st century steam program. There were no other changes to the 22, 96 or 1438 at that time. It continued to improve and construct the economical class y 2882 design until 1952. The 21st century steam program was a program begun by the norfolk southern railway in. Norfolk and western 611 pulls a 12car passenger train. It was headquartered in roanoke, virginia, for most of its existence. Now in 201415, it has been resurrected back to operation again. Scroll down to browse, or click on the road name below to jump to that section. Norfolk and western railway class j 1941 wikipedia. Mar 06, 2020 norfolk and western 1218 pulls a 24car passenger. They retained the same valve gear on both engines, and none were fitted with the worthington feedwater heaters.
The roanoke machine works was chartered by a roanoke county judge on september 3, 1881, and authorized by an act of the state legislature on january 1, 1882, with a capitalization of 1500,000. It is referred to as a 482 engine because the wheel alignment as viewed from one side of the train. In 1987, the 1218 was moved under its power for the first time in 28 years and operated ns steam program. A steam turbine locomotive is a steam locomotive which transmits steam power to the wheels via a steam turbine. Retroweb railroad images norfolk and western steam. Evidently there was not enough benefit to warrant fleet application, and the rest of the z1as waited until the z1bz2 conversion program began in the late 1920s.1524 180 311 177 1119 585 642 740 95 1309 800 585 55 705 231 395 964 1042 627 1135 1494 1305 138 359 1560 750 470 724 1060 1257 918 1014 1305