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Photo ID: 766158

Over the top...History made! For the first time ever, on October 25,1992, N&W 611 and her five car consist conquered the famous Saluda Grade in Western North Carolina to the delight of hundreds o... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 25, 1992


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By: Steve Hutchison

Added: Mar 15, 2021

Views: 1,466
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Photo ID: 718098

Fog and rain was no obstacle for this westbound NS train as it ascends the 4.7% grade of Saluda with a SD50 leader.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6523
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 1986


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By: Joe Vittitoe

Added: Nov 28, 2019

Views: 1,650
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Photo ID: 578661

Slide scan of NS coal train 720 as it makes it's way down Saluda grade at MP35 [Melrose] The head end just past the run away track on the rear is P90 Pushers helping bring the train down the grade

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9070
Train ID: NS 720
Photo Date: October 02, 1997


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By: RailfanTerry

Added: Jun 02, 2016

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Photo ID: 571659

The signal down along Pearsons Falls Road, about half way down the Saluda grade, stands lone on another empty night in the North Carolina mountains.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 29, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Apr 01, 2016

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Photo ID: 568288

15 years and counting. The dwarf signal at the West End Saluda is dark, as it's been for the past 15 years as the grade sits silently in the North Carolina mountains.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Signal
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 24, 2016


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Mar 04, 2016

Views: 7,237
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Favorited: 31


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Photo ID: 537781

WORTH NO SLEEP (copyright Tj M. Murrah)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Signal
Location: Saluda , North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 09, 2015


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By: Tj M. Murrah

Added: Jul 09, 2015

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Photo ID: 524028

The northbound signal at Melrose, located at the bottom of the abandoned Saluda Grade, sits darkened as it has since 2001 with a crisp, starry night sky overhead. A special thanks to Charles D... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Mar 21, 2015

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Photo ID: 523270

With Orion and his belt standing guard in the dark sky, the impressive figure of Norfolk Southern's inactive signal at Melrose, the bottom of the Saluda Grade is also quite a presence.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Charles Daniel

Added: Mar 16, 2015

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Photo ID: 478615

There are those events to which we can look back and say "I'm glad I was there". This was such an event. "We don't need no stinking diesels!" Up the steepest mainline grade... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Apr 20, 2014

Views: 7,930
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Photo ID: 468429

Belmont coal train coming through Saluda, NC

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8916
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Franklin Adams

Added: Feb 01, 2014

Views: 2,685
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Photo ID: 463361

They have made it to the top of the grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1986


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By: JR Owens

Added: Dec 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 463360

Part of a westbound train struggles up Saluda Grade. They are about halfway to the top.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1986


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By: JR Owens

Added: Dec 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 463218

Part of a westbound train approaches the west end of Saluda Siding. There they will couple with the first of their train brought up on an earlier trip.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6676
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1986


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By: JR Owens

Added: Dec 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 445452

Another section of train #171 works up Saluda Grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3235
Train ID: NS #171
Photo Date: October 10, 1984


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By: JR Owens

Added: Jul 31, 2013

Views: 1,740
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Photo ID: 444336

A westbound for Asheville. The power for #171 eases through downtown Saluda to get their third section at Melrose.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3154
Train ID: NS #171
Photo Date: September 15, 1984


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By: JR Owens

Added: Jul 22, 2013

Views: 2,675
Comments: 1

Favorited: 20
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