Strasburg Railroad: The Virginia Creeper

On Saturday, February 13th, 2010, a select few stepped back in time for a day. Penn Rail Videos was apart of this select group, as Lerro Productions put on a fine recreation of the Norfolk & Western’s Abingdon Branch operations. The locomotive powering the train is #475 dressed up as N&W #382; a sister M-Class 4-8-0. She is also wearing a unique whistle; the same whistle the real #382 wore when she was in service. That means it’s NOT the shop-built 3-chime. So sit back, and enjoy this time-warp to a much simpler time in southern Virginia. Visit www.lerroproductions.com/photocharters for upcoming charter events. For photos of the event go here: chessie2101.smugmug.com

Flip Cam grab shots of the Virginia Creeper photo charter on the Strasburg Rail Road

These are just some grab shots on the family toy while I was shooting stills. Lerro Productions 02/13/2010 photo charter saw the Strasburg Rail Road steam locomotive N&W #475 painted and detailed as long gone sister #382. Complete the with custom whistle N&W engineer Nichols used on the real #382 in the 1950’s, #475 played the part of that locomotive O. Winston Link called the prettiest on the N&W. The mixed train recreates the famous “Virginia Creeper” which ran on the N&W’s Abingdon Branch.

Norfolk & Western “#382” storms through snow with the Virginia Creeper on the Strasburg Rail Road

Lerro Productions 02/13/2010 photo charter saw the Strasburg Rail Road steam locomotive N&W #475 painted and detailed as long gone sister #382. Complete the with custom whistle N&W engineer Nichols used on the real #382 in the 1950’s, #475 played the part of that locomotive O. Winston Link called the prettiest on the N&W. The mixed train recreates the famous “Virginia Creeper” which ran on the N&W’s Abingdon Branch. The location is in Lancaster County just west of Paradise, PA.