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Photo ID: 495288

Two Southern Geeps--GP7 2197 and GP9 298--are handling the second trick yard job at Andover on a nice day in 1968. Both units are "white faces" (black on white number boards), denoting t... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2197
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 26, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 26, 2014

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Photo ID: 482915

A study of the front end of a Southern Railway SD45, spotted at Andover, VA for servicing in 1985. These units were awesome beasts.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 482901

A scene from railroading many years ago: The second trick yard crew at the Southern/Interstate yard at Andover is busy weighing (one car at a time) and classifying loaded coal hoppers. At the time... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Hopper
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 475133

Before you overreact to this shot, its important to note it was taken in July 1969, not recently. This fellow is Merl Snodgrass, and at the time of this image (an Ektachrome slide) he was working... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Conductor
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1969


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 25, 2014

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Photo ID: 460577

At the east end of the yard a train with some color waits to depart.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4912
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 2005


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Nov 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 446026

Ed Renfro was the swing dispatcher for the Interstate Railroad at Andover during the '60s. On a September afternoon in 1968, Ed's working the second trick. Before him are the tools of the trade of... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Dispatcher
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 426808

Four veteran Interstate Railroad employees on the Second Yard Crew pose with their motive power--INT number 25--on a fall afternoon in 1953. The occasion is the last use of the Consolidation. Left... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: INT 25
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1953


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 426504

If you thought the Interstate's RS-3s were the last such Alco units to operate at Andover, VA---here's some visual proof that another RS-3 worked there several years later. Westmoreland Coal acqui... (more)

Railroad: Central of Georgia
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CG 116
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1973


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 422165

The Fourth Mine Run on the Interstate Railroad is using a pair of "bald face" engines today (F-units, in the terminology of the crews who used them here). Southern F7A 4262 and F3A 4172 cut off th... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4262
Train ID: Interstate 4th MR
Photo Date: March, 1969


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 413035

Still standing after all these years, this concrete gate post at the former entrance to the Interstate's Andover Yard is marked "IRR" in recessed lettering. The access road to the yard was changed... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Gate
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 2012


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Oct 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 406207

An afternoon storm so typical of August in the Appalachians is brewing off to the south at Andover. The yard crew is cutting out a few bad orders before tying up in an hour or so. Andover was the ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9 (Dash 9-40C)
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8829
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2012


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 14, 2012

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Photo ID: 401069

Brand new Interstate RS-3 number 34 has split a switch in the east end of the yard at Andover on January 7, 1954. It would appear the lead wheel on the trailing truck picked the point. The orange,... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: INT 34
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 07, 1954


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 398395

With all the four-axle power out on mine runs, the yard crew at Andover has been forced to grab a hulking SD45 "hammerhead" to work the light rail of the yard Andover. Conductor Hill and brakeman ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3155
Train ID: SR First Yard
Photo Date: July 18, 1969


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 395849

A Southern SD35, plus two SD24s, stands just outside the "new" side of the shop at Andover. These units normally saw unit train service at the time, with F-unit and older GP7s and GP9s handling th... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3020
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 395847

An Interstate Railroad mine run (using Southern power, since the short line's Alcos were shipped south three years earlier) do some switching at the west end of the yard at Andover. The old hopper... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4262
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 22, 2012

Views: 1,622
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