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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: 400143

A typically busy day at the wye in Appalachia, VA in the '70s: The St. Charles Local is backing toward Andover, with conductor Merl Snodgrass on the rear of the bay window cab, along with his flag... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco C628
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1401
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 09, 2012

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Photo ID: 396775

Sperry Rail Service car #136 testing rail westbound at Blue Ridge, VA in this February 1971 scene.

Railroad: Sperry Rail Service
Locomotive: Sperry Rail Car
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SRS 136
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1971


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By: Tom Sink

Added: May 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 396114

It's a busy day in Roanoke, giving the engineer of 1137 a chance to enjoy a mild January day as he waits for the OK to make his next move.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1137
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 1976


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By: David Harris

Added: Apr 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 395950

Near the spot where the Blacksburg branch once veered off the main, a quartet of EMDs smoke up the final slope into Christiansburg with a westbound freight.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 827
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Apr 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 395848

N&W 1535's headlights illuminate the mist of a cold, gray morning as a freight bound for Winston-Salem heads out.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1535
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1976


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By: David Harris

Added: Apr 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 395840

Four Southern Rwy EMDs working at Appalachia, VA || June 1975

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2553
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1975


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Apr 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 394573

A pair of Clinchfield EMDs lead a southbound time freight through Boody, VA ||| April 1974

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Boody, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 3623
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1974


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Apr 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 393077

Leading an eastbound freight past the east leg of the wye leading to the Winston-Salem mainline, this GP9/GP35 duo displays two of N&W's many diesel schemes..

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 518
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 15, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Mar 25, 2012

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Photo ID: 389217

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 6135
Train ID: SR 5
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 389015

It's a nice day in southwestern Virginia as a Clinchfield "Extra South" swings around the curve just across the tracks from the depot (to the left and behind the photographer). The other main here... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: St. Paul, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 3018
Train ID: CRR X3018South
Photo Date: June 06, 1973


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Feb 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 388923

Three westbounds lined up and ready to depart Roanoke in this November 1973 scene.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1706
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 06, 2012

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Photo ID: 388578

West of Roanoke, most manifest and empty coal trains ran via the old N&W, like this freight is doing on a gray January morning. The roughly parallel ex-Virginian on the opposite bank of the New Ri... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Belsprings, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 1756
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1976


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 02, 2012

Views: 2,337
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Photo ID: 387692

SCL GP40 1531 resting at Hamlet, NC in April 1973

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1531
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jan 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 385687

Headed south on the Winston-Salem line, a geep drags a couple of cars across the ex-Virginian mainline.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 814
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jan 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 384508

The date is approximate. I was stationed at the Naval Amphibious Base for 6 months - Lambert's Point was a favorite place to relax. There was a park adjacent to this site.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 306
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1974


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By: Jesse Allen

Added: Dec 20, 2011

Views: 3,700
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