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Photo ID: 369933

You didn't normally see a B-unit leading---but they did at times. Notice the swing-away back up light in the door of this Southern F7B as it comes back to the old yard at Appalachia after the yard... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(B)
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4383
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1965


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 369932

The "Dismount": You don't see this in railroading these days---getting off (or on) a moving piece of equipment. Over 40 years ago, however, it was expected! Today, it's against the rules. The Ando... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3084
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1969


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 25, 2011

Views: 3,540
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Photo ID: 369167

A Southern SD40-2--one half of a pusher set just returned from shoving a coal train some 35 miles to Dan'lboone, VA--has ducked into the storage tracks within yard limits at Appalachia to clear an... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 3269
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 368387

Eastbound coal drops down 1.7 percent grade toward Natural Tunnel. The combination steel and timber trestle here was known as "Bootleg"---named for an establishment that dispensed illegal liquor b... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 3004
Train ID: SR Extra3004East
Photo Date: March, 1966


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 10, 2011

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Photo ID: 368341

Four days before Christmas 1970, the westbound East Local has taken siding at Gate City to meet eastbound train 88, a turn coal drag from Andover to Yuma, VA. At the time, this was traditional tra... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Gate City, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 3055
Train ID: SR 88
Photo Date: December 21, 1970


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 10, 2011

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Photo ID: 309653

Running in "reverse" (SR's SD45s were set up with the long hood as the front), engineer Sam Smith waves as Extra 3120 East is panned as it cruises by the Little League field at Gate City, VA. The ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Gate City, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3120
Train ID: SR X3120 East
Photo Date: September 24, 1969


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 05, 2010

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Photo ID: 303765

Early NS: Running ahead of an approaching storm, three NS C36-7s have the Krannert (GA) unit train in tow at Irondale, VA.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE C36-7
Location: Irondale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8538
Train ID: NS 256
Photo Date: April 27, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 11, 2009

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Photo ID: 292259

An eastbound "radio" Yuma Turn drops downgrade at Harvey, VA.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Harvey, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5230
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 29, 2009

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Photo ID: 284242

The westbound East Local eases across the low trestle at Copper Creek. Clinchfield's version looms overhead.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Speers Ferry, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 2731
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1970


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 19, 2009

Views: 2,029
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Photo ID: 273307

Interstate conductor Jim Boatright looks back at the photographer as the 2nd Mine Run heads toward the transloader at Appalachia for the day's train of "yellow ball" empty hoppers for placing at t... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR X255
Train ID: IRR 2nd Mine Run
Photo Date: August 31, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 24, 2009

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Photo ID: 273306

Panned as it rolls along eastbound from Hiltons to Mendota and back, ex-Buffalo Creek & Gauley No. 4---"Slobberface"---hauls tourists on the short-lived Southwest Virginia Scenic R.R. The engine i... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Maces Springs, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SWV 4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 13, 1975


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 24, 2009

Views: 2,982
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Photo ID: 273305

During her brief career hauling tourists on a remnant of the Appalachia Division's old Bristol Line, ex-CB&Q 4960 hammers across Doreo Trestle on a 3-percent grade leaving North Bristol. The engin... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: North Bristol, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 4960
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 1981


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 24, 2009

Views: 4,123
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Photo ID: 273304

Yes sir, folks---Southern's Best Friend of Charleston replica (built at Spencer Shops) was a genuine steamer. Alas, it only operated in forward, and a small gasoline engine had to pull it backward... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 0-4-0
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Best Friend
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 24, 2009

Views: 4,266
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Photo ID: 273228

An eastbound "radio" Yuma turn eases through Appalachia behind "white face" (Locotrol-equipped) GP30 2567. This was DPU a long time ago!

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2567
Train ID: SOU X2567 East
Photo Date: February, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 23, 2009

Views: 2,825
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Photo ID: 272456

A westbound train of empty Silverside gons trails the seven big units (plus radio car) through a light snow. The SD45 on the point is running backwards, since SR had them set up to run long hood f... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 3121
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 18, 2009

Views: 2,315
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