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Photo ID: 489474

For a brief time, NS ran a quartet of SD40-2s on some Appalachia District trains. It was a throw back to older days--but of course, it didn't last. The westbound foursome rolls around the curve at... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 1652
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 15, 2003


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 13, 2014

Views: 650
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Photo ID: 487669

Captured in my last year of shooting film, an eastbound CSX unit coal train moans downgrade on dynamic brakes, and across Bootleg Trestle near Sunbright, VA. Ahead in less than a mile: the 15 MPH,... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 744
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 2004


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 474550

Southern 5227 was on the point of No. 256 as it crested the hill at Sunbright on a May afternoon in 1984. The GP38-2 is a Locotrol master, so the black on white numberboards denote it as a "white ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5227
Train ID: SOU 256
Photo Date: May 17, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 21, 2014

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Photo ID: 472533

A westbound CSXT empty unit train of SCWX gons has crested the grade at Sunbright and is rolling downhill toward Duffield. The small trestle was replaced by a culvert and fill several years ago. T... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7609
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 07, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 06, 2014

Views: 1,084
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Photo ID: 464382

A Southern Railway board of directors special rounds the curve near the top of the hill at Sunbright, VA behind a pair of green FP7s. This is the coal-heavy Appalachia Division.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6141
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1976


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 31, 2013

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Photo ID: 461472

A westbound CSX empty hopper train mushes through the snow at Sunbright, VA, on NS trackage rights. The switch served the Foote Mineral plant here--a lithium hydroxide processing facility closed a... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8083
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 27, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 447740

The First Church of Kudzu: The rear helpers on this eastbound CSX coal train are passing the church at Sunbright (a.k.a. Horton's Summit) at the crest of the hill out of Duffield. While kudzu has ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 491
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 18, 2013


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 18, 2013

Views: 570
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Photo ID: 446097

An eastbound unit coal train for Duke Power is near the top of the hill at Sunbright. "White face" GP38-2 denotes this as a radio train, with mid-train remotes.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5227
Train ID: SOU 256
Photo Date: May 17, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 05, 2013

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Photo ID: 436679

Four fairly new GE C40-8s in the very forgettable "stealth" paint scheme are westbound on NS trackage rights at Sunbright, VA in 1989.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7524
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 06, 1989


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 20, 2013

Views: 1,069
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Photo ID: 426242

NS SD60M #6768 leads a westbound empty hopper train around the tight curve at Sunbright, VA and in front of the now dormant Horton Summit Church. The grey equipment seen on top of the cab is the n... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6768
Train ID: NS 73A
Photo Date: February, 2013


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By: Chris Starnes

Added: Feb 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 425454

NS 387 climbs Horton Summit, on its way to Andover.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60I
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6762
Train ID: NS 387
Photo Date: February 17, 2013


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By: Wayne Stumbo

Added: Feb 17, 2013

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Photo ID: 424070

An empty hopper train snakes over Bootleg Trestle, in Sunbright after sunset. Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 609
Train ID: CSX 609 West
Photo Date: February 06, 2013


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By: Wayne Stumbo

Added: Feb 06, 2013

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Photo ID: 422008

Three days after Christmas 2007, a westbound NS hopper train climbs upgrade from Natural Tunnel to Sunbright on a rainy and gloomy day in southwestern Virginia.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2617
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 28, 2007


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 420166

Back in the days when cabooses were still common--and occupied by a flagman and a conductor--this eastbound Southern Yuma Turn is dropping downgrade between Sunbright and Natural Tunnel. This fill... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU X668
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 30, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 04, 2013

Views: 1,190
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Photo ID: 403718

Late in the steam era on Southern Railway, Ls-2 simple 2-8-8-2 4050 works the Bristol local upgrade just west of the crossing at Sunbright, VA. The grade is nearly two percent at this point. Both ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4050
Train ID: SOU 62
Photo Date: November 05, 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 17, 2012

Views: 4,084
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