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1970s virginia
i was born in virginia in 1972. when i think of railroads that shaped the commonwealth. i think of railroads like, SCL, N&W and southern. this is a tribute to those wonderful days gone by and for those who remember it well.
Photo Album By: earl thomas jr
 
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Photo ID: 427968

Back before Clifton Forge was seriously downsized...

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clifton Forge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 3869
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1976


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By: David Harris

Added: Mar 10, 2013

Views: 3,429
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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

Views: 2,438
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Photo ID: 424034

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-4
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 610
Train ID: SOU 989
Photo Date: August 21, 1978


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By: chattanooga choo choo

Added: Feb 06, 2013

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Photo ID: 423169

An eastbound C&O coal train lead by an SD-40 and a GP-9 enter Richmond alongside the historic James River and Kanawha canal. The SCL's James River bridge is in the background.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 7506
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 09, 1976


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By: Charles Curley III

Added: Jan 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 422586

Amtrak train #55, the Mountaineer, makes its station stop in Suffolk, Virginia, on a bright April 1975 day. The lone SDP40F, #604, can easily handle this five car train.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Suffolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 604
Train ID: AMTK 55
Photo Date: April, 1975


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By: Douglas G. Walker

Added: Jan 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 418180

Westbound C&O local in Lynchburg, VA in February 1975 behind GP9 #6022.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 6022
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1975


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Dec 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 416262

It is Armed Forces Day 1970 and the Army has steamed up a couple of the Transportation Corps 2-8-0 locomotives to run on the post trackage. The 607 doubleheaded with 612 later in the day but my ph... (more)

Railroad: United States Army
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Fort Eustis , Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: USAX 607
Train ID: USA 714TH
Photo Date: May 16, 1970


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Nov 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 416260

The Newport News section of the GEORGE WASHINGTON slows for a stop at Lee Hall.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Lee Hall, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 4025
Train ID: C&O 41
Photo Date: May, 1970


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Nov 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 416258

A matched A-B-A set of EMD E8 units is stopped at Petersburg with the SILVER STAR late in the afternoon. This was the only time that I saw such a perfect three-unit set on the SCL.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 584
Train ID: SCL 21
Photo Date: May, 1970


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Nov 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 413890

The afternoon Belmont Unit Train works upgrade slowly just west of Oreton, VA. One would think the guy in the purple shirt is the engineer, but actually it's the head brakeman. The big SD is runni... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Oreton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3118
Train ID: SOU X3118East
Photo Date: April 14, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 408894

Southern Rwy local with GP35 #2674 and a bay window caboose working between Martinsville and Fieldale, VA in the Summer of 1975

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Fieldale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2674
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Sep 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 403885

N&W eastbound preparing to depart Roanoke, February 1975 with GP9 #851 leading.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 851
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1975


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jul 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 402137

On a pleasant spring afternoon in 1974, the St. Charles local backs toward Andover around the wye at Appalachia. Off to the right, an L&N northbound extra freight lays back for a meet with a south... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2738
Train ID: SOU X2738West
Photo Date: April, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 30, 2012

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Photo ID: 401744

A trio of N&W SD45s leads a westbound at Park Street in Roanoke, February 1974

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1791
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1974


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jun 25, 2012

Views: 3,385
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Photo ID: 400899

Southern Railway 5226 followed by three more geeps lug a loaded coal train (aka the "Yuma Turn") through downtown Appalachia. This particular GP38-2 was equipped with radio-control to operate "mid... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5226
Train ID: 90
Photo Date: April, 1979


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By: Jim Sinclair

Added: Jun 17, 2012

Views: 1,391
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