The Real John Henry Lecture at the Isle of Wight Museum
  • 103 Main Street
    Smithfield, VA 23430
  • 26 January, 2020
  • Starts at 02:00pm
  • (757) 356 - 1223
  • Category: Lecture/Educational Program/Workshop
  • Saturday, 22 February | Smithfield, VA


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Overview

In May 1954, Baldwin built a 4,500-horsepower steam turbine-electric locomotive for freight service on the Norfolk & Western Railway. It was nicknamed the “Jawn Henry” after the legend of John Henry, a rock driller who famously raced against a steam drill and won – only to die immediately after. The locomotive was retired from the Norfolk & Western Railway roster on January 4, 1958. 


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Saturday, 22 February | Smithfield, VA


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