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Norfolk & Western passenger trains

By | January 9, 2022

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a streamlined passenger train
Chesapeake and Ohio
Powhatan Arrow

Norfolk, Va.–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow, consist on pre-inaugural display at Willimanson, W.Va., 1950.
N&W

Chesapeake and Ohio
a steam passenger train
Pocahontas

Cincinnati–Norfolk Pocahontas eastbound at Salem, Va., July 3, 1934.
N&W

a steam passenger train
the end of a passenger train
Train 1

Hagerstown, Md.–Roanoke nameless train 1, with sleepers from New York and coaches from Harrisburg, at Lyndhurst, Va., May 1956.
William E. Warden Jr.

the end of a passenger train
a diesel passenger train
Pocahontas

Norfolk–Cincinnati Pocahontas westbound at Blackstone, Va., December 1963.
Curt Tillotson Jr.

a diesel passenger train
a passenger train
Powhatan Arrow

Norfolk–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow, pre-inaugural consist stopped for publicity photo in southwestern Virginia, 1950.
N&W

a passenger train
a streamlined passenger train pulling into a depot
Powhatan Arrow

Cincinnati–Norfolk Powhatan Arrow eastbound at Winton Place in suburban Cincinnati, May 1956.
Mert Leet

a streamlined passenger train pulling into a depot
a dome car
Ex-Wabash dome car

Ex-Wabash dome car 1613, built for the Wabash-Union Pacific City of St. Louis and painted in UP colors.
George A. Trager

a dome car
people polishing a passenger car
Powhatan Arrow

Workers polishing the Norfolk–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow for a pre-inaugural display, 1950.
N&W

people polishing a passenger car
a streamlined passenger train
Train 22

4-8-2 No. 123 with Richmond–Norfolk nameless train 22, with sleeper from New York, at Petersburg, Va., March 1948.
A. A. Thieme

a streamlined passenger train
a streamlined passenger train
Cavalier

4-8-2 No. 136 with Cincinnati–Roanoke Cavalier departing Cincinnati, July 1956.
Hayden T. Alford

a streamlined passenger train
a steam passenger train rounding a corn field
Abington Branch mixed

4-8-0 with Abington (Va.)–West Jefferson (N.C.) mixed train near Taylor’s Valley, August 1951.
H. Reid

a steam passenger train rounding a corn field
a streamlined passenger train departing a station
Pocahontas connection

4-8-2 with Richmond–Petersburg (Va.) connection for the Roanoke–Cincinnati Pocahontas departing Richmond, Va., Sept. 13, 1957.
William D. Middleton

a streamlined passenger train departing a station
a diesel passenger train
Pocahontas

GP9s with Roanoke–Cincinnati Pocahontas at Petersburg, Va., early 1960s.
Jim Seacrest

a diesel passenger train
a streamlined locomotive
Train 24

Cincinnati–Norfolk local train 24 departing Bluefield, Va., June 15, 1950.
Richard J. Cook

a streamlined locomotive
a waiting room at a train depot
Roanoke passenger station

Waiting room after Raymond Loewy–designed alterations, September 1955.
Philip R. Hastings

a waiting room at a train depot
a diesel passenger train
Leased E7 diesels

Two of eight E7 diesels leased from Atlantic Coast Line (temporarily lettered for N&W) in early 1958.
Robert H. Robl

a diesel passenger train
a streamlined passenger train
Train 35

Portsmouth–Columbus (Ohio) train 35 departing Chillicothe as B&O train 75 waits, June 10, 1947.
Robert McKell

a streamlined passenger train
a streamlined passenger train
Powhatan Arrow

Norfolk–Cincinnati Powhatan Arrow, engine and consist on pre-inaugural display at Cincinnati, 1950.
N&W

a streamlined passenger train
an aerial view of a steam passenger train
Train 5

Bluefield (W.Va.)–Norton (Va.) local train 5 about to enter tunnel just south of St. Paul, Va., May 10, 1958.
Bruce R. Meyer

an aerial view of a steam passenger train
a streamlined passenger train
Powhatan Arrow

4-8-2 with Cincinnati–Norfolk Powhatan Arrow at Portsmouth, Ohio, late 1957.
Thomas D. Dressler

a streamlined passenger train

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.

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