RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 6146 Southern Railway EMD FP7 at Bristol, Virginia by Bob McCracken
 
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» Southern Railway (more..)
» EMD FP7 (more..)
» Unknown
» Bristol, Virginia, USA (more..)
» June, 1969
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» SOU 6146 (more..)
» SOU 18 (more..)
» Bob McCracken (more..)
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Remarks & Notes 
Birmingham-New York train 18, the overnight “Birmingham Special,” waits for its 7 AM departure on a summer morning in 1969 at the Bristol passenger station. This head-end heavy train managed to hang on (at least between Bristol and Washington) until the arrival of Amtrak in 1971, handling quite a bit of storage mail and express (and a few rare passengers in its two or three coaches). The train is now on the N&W, but Southern power ran through. [Editorial Note: Thanks to Ron Flanary for the caption assistance.]
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