Owner: Norfolk & Western
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NW 613
Title:  NW 613
Photo Date:  7/4/1955  Upload Date: 1/25/2013 8:52:51 AM
Location:  Vicker, VA
Author:  Jack Smith
Locomotives:  NW 613(4-8-4)
Views:  621   Comments: 0
N&W 613 on The Tennessean
Title:  N&W 613 on The Tennessean
Photo Date:  7/21/1955  Upload Date: 5/27/2010 2:39:49 PM
Location:  Bluefield, VA
Author:  Richard Wallin
Locomotives:  NW 613(4-8-4)
Views:  1605   Comments: 1
NW 4-8-4 #613 - Norfolkl & Western
Title:  NW 4-8-4 #613 - Norfolkl & Western
Description:  The last J class 4-8-4 built in 1950 by the Norfolk & Western East End Shops in Roanoke, VA., sits in streamlined beauty in the Cincinnati yards. The Js were built and designed completely by N&W employees, something that was uncommon on American railroads. The total cost for building the last J's in the group was $251,544 apiece in 1950 (equivalent to $2,441,000 in 2015). According to www.steamlocomotive.com "The most powerful 4-8-4s to run for any railroad, and one of the finest steam locomotive designs ever produced, the Js combined large cylinders, high steam pressure, and low drivers to generate a high tractive effort. Available power increased when boiler pressure was raised later to 300 psi (20.7 bar), yielding an indicated tractive effort of 80,000 lb." Although #613 was scrapped, #611 is the remaining survivor of the J class and resides at the Virginia Museum of Transportation but was rebuilt in 2014-15 to run excursions again. Unknown photographer.
Photo Date:  7/19/1958  Upload Date: 4/10/2016 5:54:55 AM
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  NW 613(4-8-4)
Views:  424   Comments: 3

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