The Norfolk Southern Railroad under the guidance of Chairman Robert B. Claytor operated restored steam locomotive in fan service. Unfortunately, the railroad recently ceased these operations and returned the locomotives to retirement. The viewer will experience the thrill of the largest locomotive the NS had in this service on a National Railway Historical Society trip through Northern Florida and Georgia.
The #1218 is a Class A 2-6-6-4 articulated, originally retired in 1959, it was used as a back-up steam boiler for an industrial park and as a museum display. It was returned to operating condition in 1987 after a 2 year rebuilding program at the NS shops in Birmingham, Alabama.
Santa Fe Odyssey - Vol. 1
Emery Gulash, noted railroad photographer, documented the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad from a period of almost 30 years! From 1952 until 1980, Emery shot the Santa Fe from Chicago to the west. Starting with some steam and diesel of adjoining railroads in chicago, the tape displays the Santa Fe FT freight units, the PA passenger power, and a variety of switchers and road trains.
The "war bonnet' paint scheme and the change to the Santa Fe blue scheme is also covered.
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Total time - 52 minutes