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1970s virginia
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.
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Photo ID: 359039

A rare catch of C&O U30B bearing original roster number 8225.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: GE U30B
Location: Kenova, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 8225
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1974


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Apr 02, 2011

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Photo ID: 358889

We were in Lawrenceville, VA on March 26, 1977. Spring had started to arrive in Southside Virginia and NF&D's freight train from Danville had arrived, yarded its train, and was putting the engine... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Franklin & Danville Rwy
Locomotive: Alco RS-36
Location: Lawrenceville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NFD 2
Train ID: Freight
Photo Date: March 26, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 01, 2011

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Photo ID: 358629

SCL Bicentennial U36B No. 1776 was leading southbound No. 109 out of Acca Yard in Richmond, VA on Oct. 23, 1973. No. 109 was a hot Potomac Yard-Waycross manifest that operated via the former ACL.... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1776
Train ID: No. 109
Photo Date: October 23, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 357303

Back in 1978, just as it is today, the grassy hill at Alexandria Passenger Station was a great place to spend some time watching and photographing trains. It was busy, with freights from C&O, RF&... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6902
Train ID: SOU No. 1
Photo Date: May 21, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 357290

Southbound Southern local freight No. 35 stops to switch the Johns-Manville plant north of Edinburg, VA on a cold Jan. 30, 1978.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Edinburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5217
Train ID: No. 35
Photo Date: January 30, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 357282

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 wit... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Rockfish, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6134
Train ID: No. 5, the
Photo Date: October 18, 1975


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 357119

During the 1960's, Alco RS-3s, along with EMD F7As, were the staple of the Manassas-Harrisonburg Branch. By the 1970's, they had been replaced by EMD GP30s, GP35s, and finally, GP38s. I was amaz... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Woodstock, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2041
Train ID: Work Extra
Photo Date: April 12, 1974


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 16, 2011

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Photo ID: 357003

N&W SDs and GPs lead an eastbound freight into the yard at Roanoke in this June 1973 scene.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1567
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 356996

Southbound Southern mixed train No. 5, the "Piedmont," passes through Orange, VA on Sept. 1, 1973, led by F7A No. 6714. At this point in time, No. 5 left Washington passenger only. At Alexandria... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Orange, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6714
Train ID: No. 5, the
Photo Date: September 01, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Mar 15, 2011

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Photo ID: 355431

This July 1973 view finds RF&P SW1200 #84 working at Acca Yard in Richmond, VA.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 84
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 354835

By the late 1970s, the east end of the C&O seemed to become a magnet for their fleet of GE locomotives. That really wasn't a problem for me, I enjoyed it, but I am sure a few of the folks working... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: GE U30B
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 8216
Train ID: No. 794
Photo Date: July 09, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 354762

N&W 418 with a GP at Radford, VA || February 1973

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Radford, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 418
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 16, 2011

Views: 4,196
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Photo ID: 354756

It seems every time I visited Quinnimont, WV it was hot and steamy, even in May. On May 20, 1979 the turnaround job from Raleigh had dropped its loads and was heading back home with a train of em... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Quinnimont, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 5873
Train ID: Turnaround
Photo Date: May 20, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 16, 2011

Views: 7,156
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Photo ID: 354444

The brakeman walks back to the head end of an eastbound manifest after making a pick up of RF&P interchange cars at Doswell, VA on Feb. 11, 1978. At this point in time, catching three Geeps in th... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 6216
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: February 11, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 13, 2011

Views: 4,338
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Photo ID: 354438

For years, I got very few shots of cabs in action. In hindsight, it was a mistake. Little did I know then, the day would come when they were gone. Fortunately, I had the good sense on Jan. 15, ... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: None
Location: Louisa, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: January 15, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 13, 2011

Views: 5,681
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