One of the most popular Steam Locomotives in the world, for steam fans, is being restored. And just this week, the RED DEVIL of South African Railways, was steamed up!
One of the wartime and postwar mainstays of Japanese freight and dual service trains, was the D51 class 2-8-2. As a child I used to see these everywhere, along with the C11, the C57, and the C62.
This is a beautiful HD video of a June 2018 (yes this month) special. As in Britain and Germany, the Japanese love their heritage trains and every few weeks, there is always a steam special happening.
Here we have a wonderful Train Simulator video by Mike’s Trainz. The simulator is the one I use, called Trainz: A New Era (TANE). This is particularly wonderful video, I think. There is a part 2 that you can also see on You Tube.
Since the early 1990s, Norfolk Southern (formerly Norfolk and Western) streamlined 4-8-4 steam locomotive has been dormant, with no plans for its revival, and placed in a museum.
In 2015, enough interest pushed finances to move forward to bring the beautiful locomotive back to life, and have the first test runs in the spring, then with full excursions from May through the summer.
Here are some video glimpses.
For information, contact the 611 page: http://fireup611.org/