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This silent, black and white film, shot in the 1950’s -- probably 1956-57 -- contains various segments, including shots of steam trains and what appears to be the 1957 Presidential Inaugural Parade. The film opens with shots of a heavy Norfolk and Western coal train with two large locomotives coming around a mountainside, engines billowing smoke. The engines appear to be 1200 class "A" fast freight locomotives, similar to Norfolk and Western No. 1218 (which the railroad retired in...
Topics: Home Movie, 1200 Class Steam Locomotive, 1957, President Eisenhower, Inaugural Parade, Stock Footage