This is an eastbound inspection train at the Birmingham Bolt crossing in Duffield, VA in June 1976. I was in my second full year of employment at LENOWISCO, and this was a work day. But, I asked S... (more)
As the evening sun drops lower in the sky behind the mountains, an eastbound Southern Railway inspection train carrying the company's board of directors throttles up as it passes the Central Drive... (more)
Train 17, the Birmingham Special. A Roger Puta Photograph
A view not many see, the turntable was locked in place, looking from under the turntable up at the Southern family.
P66 departs Columbia with the 3170 as they move right along past the rural Columbia outskirts.
Headed to the mine at Wentz, on the Stonega Branch, four GP38-2s power an empty train past Interstate milepost number 1. This is the Fourth Mine Run crew of the old Interstate Railroad. The train ... (more)
Southern painted NS SD40 No. 3170 leads E14, relief for P94, south through Thomasville, NC on a comfortable April night. This was such a treat to see on the high iron of the Piedmont in 2016.
Southern 3170 rolls westbound through Gadsden, SC on the NS SC-Line. Here, the train crosses over one of the many two lane roads that dot the run through the middle-of-nowhere South Carolina fore... (more)
P90 negotiates the sweeping curve on the north side of Westminster, SC with a classic paint scheme for these parts, #3170 on home rails again.
Freshly painted Southern Railway GP30 #2548 awaits its next switching assignment in Erlanger, KY.
Southern Railway GP50 #7007 leads a southbound manifest through Erlanger, KY. Looking on are Mark Chester Jr, my dad, my nephew Eric, and friend Gary.
A string of power sits at the depot in Gainesville including Sou 3170, Ex CR 8303, and elder SD40-2 3428. The fresh Southern tuxedo paint looks very classy on 3170.
On a mildly cool night in Gainesville, GA, NS/SOU 3170 rests at the depot awaiting future assignment to local service. There's nothing quite like seeing tuxedo highhoods out on the main in 2016!
Three GP38's lead a westbound through the photographer's hometown of Jonesville, SC.
Southbound at Magnolia with four geeps.