”We’ve got a little problem here!”
When the Southern Railway’s excursions from Alexandria, Virginia reached their destination in Charlottesville, the normal procedure was to unload... (more)
For quite a few years, steam excursions from Alexandria to Charlottesville, Virginia over the Southern Railway (and later Norfolk Southern) were annual occurrences. This trip in 1979 was a little ... (more)
Assault on Brandy Station
Putting on a show for patrons of the 1979 NRHS convention, Royal Hudson 2839 crests the small hump on the Southern Railway’s main line at Brandy Station, ... (more)
As the Southern Railway’s steam program grew, the road looked for larger locomotives to haul longer excursion trains. During 1979 and 1980, the Southern leased ex-Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson 283... (more)
Leased ex-CP Royal Hudson 2839--the "flashlight"--makes a stop for photos at Natural Tunnel.
Deadheading east after a role in the movie Coal Miner's Daughter, leased ex-CP Royal Hudson sits momentarily for a portrait in Natural Tunnel.
Southbound Southern Ry. steam excursion with Royal Hudson 2839 in charge leaves Lynchburg.
Southern's leased ex-CP Royal Hudson, 2839, works hard upgrade westbound to Andover, VA. "Don't blow the whistle until I can get up there and get this shot!" The whistle is from a Southern Ps-4 Pa... (more)