A wreck train heads east (timetable north) on the "original" Norfolk Southern between Raleigh and Chocowinity with Engine 1616 and derrick #900. Today NS 1616 is on display at the North Carolina T... (more)
NS 1616 posed on a photo freight at the NC Transportation Museum.
The date: 1965. A local off the "real" Norfolk Southern arrives in the wee hours of the morning behind a sharp looking Baldwin. (Recreated during NCTM's Rail Days night photo shoot.)
After Southern's 1974 take over of the "old NS" the Baldwins were rounded up and sent to Chattanooga to have any remaining fuel removed from their tanks before they were sold off.
Norfolk Southern 1616 basks in the sun with a short train.
No, this is not the orginial Norfolk Southern as we know it. This road was actually a shortline that was acquired by the Southern and later evolved into todays Norfolk Southern.
Note the details such as the visored headlight. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome