RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 8987 Norfolk Southern GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW) at Big Cut, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW) (more..)
Big Cut (more..)
Big Cut, Virginia, USA (more..)
October, 2002
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NS 8987 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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A westbound NS man crests the hill at Big Cut, VA, a few miles west of Gate City, VA. The grade through this cut was roughed in before the Civil War by the Virginia & Kentucky Railroad---a line that was partially graded here and there, but never had any track laid. It would be about 1888 before the South Atlantic & Ohio would actually use the cut for railroad use. The pumpkins add a little fall color to the scene.
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