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Norfolk & Western Railway Roanoke Virginia
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Stock #: 614922
Type: Large Format Postcard
City: Roanoke
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Roanoke (city)
Publisher: Audio Visual Designs
Size: 6" x 9" (15.25 x 23 cm)

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Double-headed steam locomotives make a beautiful sight! Especially if they are two big machines such as the two Norfolk & Western locomotives pictured here tackling the grade east of Roanoke, Va. Northern 611 and Articulated 1218 are going to pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway as they travel east to Lynchburg with the National Railway Historical Society's Outbound Convention Special on Sunday, August 2, 1987. These two locomotives, built in the railroad's shops in Roanoke, are fine examples of modern steam locomotive technology. The 611, a 4-8-4, was built in 1950, just prior to dieselization by US railroads and the 1218, a 2-6-6-8, a war baby in 1943.