Norfolk & Western’s #1218 Back In Time

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Norfolk & Western’s #1218 makes short work of the grade to Chattanooga, Tennessee!

Back in 1991, this excursion left Huntsville, Alabama, and climbed the grade outside of Chattanooga, Tenneesssee.

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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!

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