|Southern 722; Linden, Va.; March 29, 1980|
The Southern was still the Southern in June 1981 when steam once again ran to Front Royal. Finding itself power short (2-8-2 No. 4501, the primary locomotive in the program, seemed to be perpetually down when the Alexandria trips rolled around each year), Southern leased a former Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 from the Allegheny Central tourist operation. No. 1238 ran a few trips on the branch, including a "photographers" trip that had most of the planned photo stops cancelled when the engine ran short of coal.
|Allegheny Central 1238; Delaplaine, Va.; June 1981|
|Norfolk & Western 1218; Marshall, Va.; October 1989|
|Norfolk & Western 611; Rectortown, Va.|