RailPictures.Net Photo: CO 3890 Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) EMD GP38 at Sproul, West Virginia by Jesse Smith
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» Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) (more..)
» EMD GP38 (more..)
» Sproul Tunnel (more..)
» Sproul, West Virginia, USA (more..)
» June 24, 1976
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» CO 3890 (more..)
» Unknown
» Jesse Smith (more..)
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It was a more innocent time… when a summertime swim in the Coal River might mean jumping off the railroad bridge at Sproul, and that’s what the photographer found when he visited there on June 24th, 1976. A westbound out of Danville was stopped just out of the tunnel, with three “locals” using the truss bridge for diving into the river! After posing for a picture, C&O Extra 3890 West will get the signal, and its endless consist of West Virginia bituminous will roll from Sproul Tunnel heading for the mainline at St. Albans.
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