Images of passenger service on the route of Precision Transportation
Norfolk, Va.–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow, consist on pre-inaugural display at Willimanson, W.Va., 1950.
Cincinnati–Norfolk Pocahontas eastbound at Salem, Va., July 3, 1934.
Hagerstown, Md.–Roanoke nameless train 1, with sleepers from New York and coaches from Harrisburg, at Lyndhurst, Va., May 1956.
William E. Warden Jr.
Norfolk–Cincinnati Pocahontas westbound at Blackstone, Va., December 1963.
Curt Tillotson Jr.
Norfolk–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow, pre-inaugural consist stopped for publicity photo in southwestern Virginia, 1950.
Cincinnati–Norfolk Powhatan Arrow eastbound at Winton Place in suburban Cincinnati, May 1956.
Ex-Wabash dome car 1613, built for the Wabash-Union Pacific City of St. Louis and painted in UP colors.
George A. Trager
Workers polishing the Norfolk–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow for a pre-inaugural display, 1950.
4-8-2 No. 123 with Richmond–Norfolk nameless train 22, with sleeper from New York, at Petersburg, Va., March 1948.
A. A. Thieme
4-8-2 No. 136 with Cincinnati–Roanoke Cavalier departing Cincinnati, July 1956.
Hayden T. Alford
4-8-0 with Abington (Va.)–West Jefferson (N.C.) mixed train near Taylor’s Valley, August 1951.
4-8-2 with Richmond–Petersburg (Va.) connection for the Roanoke–Cincinnati Pocahontas departing Richmond, Va., Sept. 13, 1957.
William D. Middleton
GP9s with Roanoke–Cincinnati Pocahontas at Petersburg, Va., early 1960s.
Cincinnati–Norfolk local train 24 departing Bluefield, Va., June 15, 1950.
Richard J. Cook
Roanoke passenger station
Waiting room after Raymond Loewy–designed alterations, September 1955.
Philip R. Hastings
Two of eight E7 diesels leased from Atlantic Coast Line (temporarily lettered for N&W) in early 1958.
Robert H. Robl
Portsmouth–Columbus (Ohio) train 35 departing Chillicothe as B&O train 75 waits, June 10, 1947.
Norfolk–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow, engine and consist on pre-inaugural display at Cincinnati, 1950.
Bluefield (W.Va.)–Norton (Va.) local train 5 about to enter tunnel just south of St. Paul, Va., May 10, 1958.
Bruce R. Meyer
4-8-2 with Cincinnati–Norfolk Powhatan Arrow at Portsmouth, Ohio, late 1957.
Thomas D. Dressler
All through January 2022, Classic Trains editors are celebrating the history and heritage of the Norfolk & Western. Please enjoy this photo gallery of Norfolk & Western passenger trains selected from the image files in Kalmbach Media’s David P. Morgan Library.
This gallery was first published in October 2019.