Royal Hudson 2839 is giving it all she’s got pulling a heavy train of NRHS convention attendees north through Burnley Station, Virginia on Labor Day weekend, 1979. The train is trying to make up t... (more)
After Southern’s ex-CP Royal Hudson picked the turntable track at Charlottesville, Virginia, seen here, the C&O sent the pr... (more)
Southern's just-leased ex-Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson is en route to Andover, VA from Knoxville with a ferry trip. There, the engine will be used for Universal Pictures' "Coal Miner's Daugh... (more)
After several days of shooting at Pardee, VA for Universal Studios' "Coal Miner's Daughter," starring Sissy Specek as Loretta Lynn, Southern's recently leased ex-CP Royal Hudson 2839 has... (more)
"If you guys can sell enough tickets to pay for the coal, we'll make a round trip to Norton." With that challenge from Appalachia Division superintendent Jim Seay, a small group of our local railf... (more)
Compared to the dearth of such rides now, the heyday of the Southern Steam Program brought some tremendous opportunities to ride behind main line steam over some very exotic routes. The "Independe... (more)
Southern (CP) 2839 coming at us for the photo run-by. This was an Atlanta to Chattanooga trip.
Southern 2839, a Royal Hudson, steams it up on the C&O turntable in front of admirers.
Northbound on the Southern crossing the L&N headed to Hattiesburgh.
This was during the '79 NRHS convention out of Washington DC.