Five C&O GP7s, No's. 5889, 5821, 5875, 5820, and 5810, undergo servicing at the C&O yard in Gladstone. VA on October 16, 1971. The photographer was a passenger on the "Autumn Leaf Special" operated by the Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS. Passenger were allowed to roam the yard and shoot photographs while open air cars (gondolas with seats) were added to the rear.
i was born in virginia in 1972. when i think of railroads that shaped the commonwealth. i think of railroads like, SCL, N&W and southern. this is a tribute to those wonderful days gone by and for those who remember it well.