Norfolk & Western #1218 Back In The Day
Known for her powerful whistle, you could hear the locomotive miles away!
Norfolk & Western’s #1218 is the sole survivor of the 43 built for Norfolk & Western back in late 1930’s until 1944. At one time, it was one of the strongest-pulling operational articulated locomotives in the world!
Some Quick Facts about Norfolk and Western’s 1218
- Max speed 70 mph+:
- Driver diameters: 70 inches
- Power type: 2-6-6-4 Steam Locomotive class A
- Builder: Norfolk and Western 1943
- Locomotive and tender weight: 951,600 lbs
- fuel type: coal
- Power output: 5,400 hp
Let us know if you ever had a chance to see or even ride on one of her excursions! We would love to hear from you!