Southbound Southern No. 5, the "Piedmont," was rounding a curve at Rockfish, VA on October 18, 1975, led by FP7 No. 6134. Normally, No. 5 rated four F units, but on this day was getting along with three. The TOFC flats that made up the rear of the train are out of sight behind the hill.
i was born in virginia in 1972. when i think of railroads that shaped the commonwealth. i think of railroads like, SCL, N&W and southern. this is a tribute to those wonderful days gone by and for those who remember it well.