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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: 354134

Eastbound Amtrak No. 50, the Washington section of the "George Washington," is ready to leave Charlottesville, VA on Feb. 9, 1974 with Amtrak E8A No. 200 and B&O GP7 No. 5631. No. 98, the Newport... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Amtk 200
Train ID: Amtrak No. 50
Photo Date: February 09, 1974


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 354133

The power for eastbound Amtrak No. 50, the "George Washington," heads back to its train with Amtrak E8A No. 200 and B&O GP7 No. 5631. The power had been pulled off for some brief servicing. The ... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 5631
Train ID: Amtrak No. 50
Photo Date: February 09, 1974


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 354130

Eastbound Amtrak No. 98, the Newport News section of the "George Washington," blasted through Mineral, VA in Sept., 1973 with B&O GP7 No. 6697 and one coach. Once Amtrak took over passenger opera... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Mineral, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 6697
Train ID: Amtrak No. 98
Photo Date: September, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 354088

It was early evening in Gladstone, VA and things were quiet for awhile. Westbound manifest No. 91 had yet to arrive from Richmond and the conductor for the yard job was walking over to the yard o... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP39
Location: Gladstone, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 3916
Train ID: Yard Job
Photo Date: June 09, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 09, 2011

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Photo ID: 354054

A westbound C&O local freight was slowly climbing upgrade at Copeland, VA on April 15, 1973 with GP7s No's. 5845 and 5894. As usual with C&O practice on locals, there were two cabooses on the tra... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Copeland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 5845
Train ID: Local Freight
Photo Date: April 15, 1973


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Added: Feb 08, 2011

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Photo ID: 354000

Five C&O GP7s, No's. 5889, 5821, 5875, 5820, and 5810, undergo servicing at the C&O yard in Gladstone. VA on October 16, 1971. The photographer was a passenger on the "Autumn Leaf Special" operat... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Gladstone, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 5889
Train ID: None
Photo Date: October 16, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 08, 2011

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Photo ID: 353956

Amtrak Train No. 50, the "George Washington," was climbing upgrade through Copeland, VA April 14, 1973. On this day at least, Amtrak could not be accused of under-powering the train. The two B&O... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Copeland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: BO 1459
Train ID: Amtrak No. 50
Photo Date: April 14, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 352951

My favorite circus train has always been the James E. Strates Shows train, mainly because it is always so colorful. During the 1970s, it always seemed that they managed to make their trips across... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Taylorsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 136
Train ID: Circus Train
Photo Date: May 20, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 28, 2011

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Photo ID: 352869

C&O SD40 7516 gathers with other C&O EMDs at Fulton Yard in Richmond, VA || Summer 1973

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 7516
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jan 27, 2011

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Photo ID: 352733

Central Virginia is well known for its ice storms. During the early morning hours of January 21, 1978, it rained and it froze on literally everything. By sunrise, the clouds and rain were gone a... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hunton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 141
Train ID: No. 105
Photo Date: January 21, 1978


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Added: Jan 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 350675

First generation muscle pulling hard through the New River Valley.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Thurmond, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 6260
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1972


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Jan 05, 2011

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Photo ID: 346089

RF&P SW1200 #83 awaiting its next work at Acca Yard in Richmond, VA || July 1972

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 83
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1972


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Nov 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 338796

Southbound N&W train behind SD45 #1803 south of Martinsville, VA in the winter of '73.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Martinsville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1973


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Sep 23, 2010

Views: 4,069
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Photo ID: 337790

Fading has betrayed the former owner of the is unit but not the original, Nickel Plate. Nothing is left of this operation in Danville.

Railroad: Norfolk Franklin & Danville Rwy
Locomotive: Alco RS-11
Location: Danville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NFD 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: TC Caughman

Added: Sep 13, 2010

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Photo ID: 337782

Nice looking simple gray scheme. This was a very long very low traffic density operation.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2004
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 20, 1972


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Sep 13, 2010

Views: 2,693
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Favorited: 15
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