Norfolk & Western’s #1218 Back In Time

Norfolk & Western’s #1218 Back In Time | Train Fanatics Videos

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.

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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