Famous Norfolk & Western steam power on the famed grades of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1955 to 1958 William P. Price took his cameras to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The result is this program featuring Bill’s unforgettable scenes of Norfolk & Western Steam Classics in action.
Those fascinating Mallets, the Y6 2-8-8-2’s, Class A 2-6-6-4’s and the Z Class 2-6-6-2’s are seen thundering over Blue Ridge Summit east of Roanoke. To the west, Christiansburg Grade presents a formidable barrier to these huge steamers. North of Roanoke Y6’s and K Class 4-8-2’s pound up the Shenandoah Line to Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Norfolk & Western’s famous J 4-8-4 engines head up the passenger trains Powhatan Arrow, Pocahontas, Cavalier and the Tennessean. There was variety in the Blacksburg Mixed pulled by a Class M 4-8-0. Number 578, a Class E2 4-6-2 Pacific, rolls the Norton Local through the Virginia countryside. Plus these added attractions…Southern Railway #4501 leads an excursion over Norfolk & Western rails in October, 1966. Also you’ll take a Vista Dome trip on the diesel powered Powhatan Arrow in 1966. This action filled tribute to Norfolk & Western’s Steam Classics is yours now to enjoy in your own home in full color with an informative narrative by Rege Cordic.