18 Wheels of Steel
Featuring N&W 2-6-6-4 No. 1218
This Is an Exciting Video about Norfork & Western's Class 'A' steam locomotive, No. 1218. These mighty two – six – six – four locomotives were among the largest and most powerful steam locomotives ever built.
Quote 16 Wheels of "steel" is the story of a retired steam locomotive that was bought to life and given the chance to once again show what steam power can do.
You'll see the No. 1218 in scores of beautiful run by's, aerial shots and cab scenes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as the hillsides reverberated with the sound of a 4 cylinder steam locomotive.
You'll see her blast her way up Christiansburg Hill. Watch as 1218's Engineer, Frank Collins handles the whistle cord to sound the famous N&W "houter" single chime whistle. "Watch this monster "18 wheeler" as we follow the No. 1218 from Birmingham, Alabama all the way to her hometown Of Roanoke, Virginia.
Even Mother Nature got into the act, by providing weather conditions that resulted in some of the most dramatic images of steam we have ever put on tape.
Running Time: 1 hour
Sub-Genre: Science/Technology, Travel
Release Year: 1987
Former Rental: No
Movie/TV Title: 18 Wheels of Steel
UPC: Does Not Apply
(c) 1967 Hopewell Productions