As part of the celebration, one of the last N&W steam locomotives, NW1218, was brought from the Virginia Transportation Museum (just up the tracks) to the Link museum. This particular locomotive was one of Link's favorites and he was adamant that it be preserved. NW1218 was parked behind the museum so other railroad photographers could photograph it without obstructions. We were early enough to be able to photo chronicle the move by Norfolk Southern crews.
This was taken as NW1218 went under the bridge i was sitting on. For those that may be interested, NW1218 is a Class A, Norfolk Western 2-8-4 locomotive. That translates to 2 lead wheels, 4 drive wheels, 4 more drive wheels, and 4 trailing wheels.
Since 1218 hasn't been in service for many years, the NS crew used an SD-40 diesel locomotive to push 1218. From my vantage point it was hardly noticeable.