A Southern SD24 rides high on a timber trestle just south of Duffield, Virginia. The trestle transitions to steel as it crosses US Route 23, just a 2-lane at the time. (For a color view and an alt... (more)
The Southern line through Blackville was once part of a Florida route, but in 1977 that traffic has long-since been rerouted via Macon, and the line is down to a single daily pair of trains.
Local power tied up at Gafney, SC || June 1969
Prior to the huge track realignment in Columbia, a freight inbound from Spartanburg rolls into downtown.
One of many steam trips that occurred during the 1970 NRHS convention was this Charleston-Savanna roundtrip excursion, seen here southbound on ACL rails. On this day Consolodation #722 led Mikado... (more)
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)
Obviously it was a snow day and school was closed, since I walked down to Southern's yard to photograph any of the power laying over there. Typical for the time, a perfectly matched A-B-B-B-A F7 s... (more)
Southern 5222 headed east to Anderson through Sandy Springs, SC
Several months before its closure, Intermont Yard at Appalachia, VA hosts a string of Fs and Geeps of its owner, Southern Railway. Two Interstate RS-3s are also there---borrowed by the big road (w... (more)
In the nation's bi-centennial year 1976 the SP 4449, dressed in AFT colors, runs with an excursion over the Southern from Atlanta to Alexandria over the course of two days. She's seen here pullin... (more)
Eastbound Piedmont arriving at Greensboro, May 1972
A strange set of power -- GP30 and E7A
Southern RS-3 #2050 working at Spartanburg, SC || January 1971