RailPictures.Net Photo: Louisville & Nashville Caboose at Appalachia, Virginia by Ron Flanary
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Louisville & Nashville (more..)
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Appalachia (more..)
Appalachia, Virginia, USA (more..)
February 26, 1974
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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An era sadly gone from American railroading is depicted in this scene of cabooses of two L&N freights passing at Appalachia, VA in 1974 during a light snow fall. The train in the siding (left) is a southbound coal extra, while the train on the right is the daily Norton, VA to Corbin, KY through freight. Agent-operator Theo Rowlett waves a red flag to the crewmen on the Kentucky-bound train. Appalachia was not equipped with a train order signal by this time, but with traffic on the rise, it was common for the dispatcher to ring up Theo to issue a Form 19 order every so often--hence the red flag. The conductor in the blue shirt waving to the photographer is Jack Reece. The name of the flagman is not known.
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