K locomotives on the N&W main line

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Sun Dec 6 20:53:02 EST 2015

The K class locomotives after the last three J's were built often served as protection in the event a J was not available. They also worked the Norfolk to Petersburg "Cannonball" (ACL train), local No. 23 (Roanoke to Williamson mail and express I think), and a Roanoke to Petersburg local train. In Norfolk and Western in Color Volume 1 they have a picture of a K2 on the Powhatan Arrow.

Very Respectfully,
Joseph Congemi

> On Dec 6, 2015, at 13:38, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Hello, all
> Other than the K engines that ran between Norfolk and Richmond Broad Street, how often were K locomotives used in passenger service elsewhere on the main line?  I had the impression that J-class locomotives were used and that K engines were relegated to branch lines to Durham, Winston-Salem, Hagerstown, and elsewhere.  I have attached a picture of N&W 124 at Farmville, unknown year.
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> <FARMVILLE_VA_N&W_124.jpg>
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