One of my favorite all-time diesel locomotives: the Southern Railway SD24. Number 6305 of this distinguished group idles at Andover, VA on January 3, 1975.
It's a comfortable fall evening in the "Gap"---Thursday, October 3, 1985, nearly thirty years ago. At the east end of the old siding, three NS/Southern EMD four-motor units idle--awaitin... (more)
Pretty as a picture: Southern Railway FP7 number 6141 fronts an office car special at Appalachia, VA on June 12, 1978. The green FP7s were used for several years in such service, and man, they loo... (more)
For lots of reasons you can't take this shot today, because the trees have hidden it all, the Southern is long gone, and they don't operate mid-train remotes now. This was taken on May 11, 1984. I... (more)
"Do you wanna ride to Miller Yard and back in the morning with me. There won't be too many more chances." The voice on the other end of the phone was Southern Railway Appalachia Division... (more)
On June 26, 1984, Southern Railway Appalachia Division train 122 is climbing upgrade at Speers Ferry, VA. From the Clinch River at its confluence with Copper Creek, the railroad follows Troublesom... (more)
August 29, 1977: After a stop for servicing in Asheville, Southern's leased ex-Texas Pacific 2-10-4 number 610 stomps upgrade out of Biltmore with an eastbound ferry trip. It was raining fairly ha... (more)
Southern Railway #4501 snakes its way into Wytheville on a public excursion trip to Radford from Bristol.
SOU 630 seconds after knocking down the signal at Bowen on the CNO&TP.
SOU 2-8-0 No. 630 leads Norfolk Southerns steam excursion Lexington to Oneida through the Kentucky countryside.
On March 18, 1985, a westbound Yuma Turn throttles up after a train order meet at Tito Siding (Jasper, VA). The SD40 on the left is one of two six-motor units behind the cab of a unit coal train b... (more)
Classic Southern Railway: On August 10, 1974, a northbound CNO&TP Chattanooga-Cincinnati freight grooves the high speed crossover at Revilo, KY ("Oliver" spelled backwards) from number 1... (more)