Although Virginian Railway was a mainly a coal hauler, it had a modest passenger operation for which ALCo's Richmond Works constructed the PA class of six Pacific type engines in 1920. They had 69-inch drivers, small for passenger service but mandated by the railroad's mountainous profile. Their cylinder dimensions were 26x28 inches and they sustained 190 p.s.i. of boiler pressure. With an engine weight of around 270,000 pounds, they exerted 44,000 pounds of tractive force. Above, 4-6-2 No. 213 poses with Train No. 4 at Victoria, Virginia in August 1955 for photographer R. D. Patterson. The engine was retired in February 1959. This photo is from the collection of Gary Thompson of Normal, Illinois.