18 Wheels of Steel Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 No. 1218 DVD Train Video
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This video is filled with spectacular scenes of Norfolk & Western Class “A” 2-6-6-4 No. 1218 in her very first excursion runs.
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Nikhil Murthy (Redmond, WA) on 2015-10-12 21:07:38.
This program starts off with a comprehensive history of the 1218 as well as the Norfolk & Western Railroad itself. Some of the narration involved is particularly concise. After that part is over the main part of the program is as follows:
conductorjack (Bristol Va) on 2014-08-14 23:00:54.
My most favorite video, lots of great information about the Norfolk Western railroad an its locomotives
Gavin Thrum (Adelaide, South Australia) on 2014-03-22 19:56:43.
I first saw "18 Wheels of Steel" when it was originally produced in VHS tape format in the late 1980s. This DVD is a faithful reproduction of the VHS tape. Footage taken of N&W 1218 when it was first restored and taken out onto the mainlines was put together to celebrate its restoration. There is also some original footage of construction of these giant locomotives alongside their brothers and sisters at the Roanoke Shops. A clear and concise commentary accompanies this record of events, with some interesting facts about the N&W and 1218 as well. Some of the filmed sequences portray 1218 in all her glory, with some wonderful sounds of that chime whistle so distinct on the N&W echoing across the deep valleys and forest. Sit back with a hot cuppa and enjoy the ride.
Ben (Georgia) on 2013-07-23 20:48:22.
This DVD has some great scenes in the rain. It also does a great job of bringing the energy of steam as the camera moves from helicopter to cab to trackside.