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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: 448765

A northbound L&N extra powered by six big units---three GE U25Cs and three Alco C628s--is busy splitting its train up to clear for a southbound. This trackage was later purchased by Norfolk Southe... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: GE U25C
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1517
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 25, 2013

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Photo ID: 448516

You won't find this diesel-steam trip over Southern Railway's Appalachia Division listed anywhere in official records of steam trips. In the spring of 1975, ex-Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 number ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5027
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1975


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 448444

During the Tom Moore era, excursions were a very common practice to help promote the railroad. Pulling this short excursion is CRR 200, the only F-unit that the Clinchfield owned that had an onboa... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: FP7
Location: Splashdam, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 200
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: June 21, 1975


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By: Kyle Korienek Collection

Added: Aug 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 447637

One of the most popular rebuild programs of the 1970's and 1980's was the Paducah GP11 rebuild. The talented mechanics for the Illinois Central Gulf at the Paducah, KY shops developed a program t... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: GP11
Location: Dante, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 4600
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: August, 1979


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By: Kyle Korienek Collection

Added: Aug 18, 2013

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Photo ID: 446228

Late in the afternoon, six Seaboard Coast Line SD35s are working a northbound L&N freight at Appalachia, VA. The L&N was in the early stages of being covered up with coal traffic in 1974. To aid i... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1909
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 06, 2013

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Photo ID: 446203

During the 1970's, the leadership of Tom Moore was less than stellar as far as track maintenance was concerned. As a results, scenes such as this were common, and cost the railroad a lot of money... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Winegar, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 3630
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: September, 1977


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By: Kyle Korienek Collection

Added: Aug 06, 2013

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Photo ID: 445146

Back in 1976, urban sprawl had yet to envelope Fairfax Station, VA. It was still a largely rural area populated with dense forest and scenic farms. One would not recognize the location today, no... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6148
Train ID: No. 6
Photo Date: July 11, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 445141

Southbound Southern No. 5, the "Piedmont," passes through Rockfish, VA in Oct., 1974 with four FP7s. Note the TOFC flats on the rear.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Rockfish, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6144
Train ID: No. 5
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 444970

On a bleak January day in 1975, Southern's southbound No. 7, the "Lynchburg Special," makes a station stop at Monroe, VA with FP7 No. 6146. At this time, No. 7 was normally a mixed train between ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Monroe, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6146
Train ID: No. 7
Photo Date: January 18, 1975


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 28, 2013

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Photo ID: 441883

Where compound 2-8-8-2s, 2-6-6-2s, as well as L&N 2-8-2s and 2-8-4s rested several years earlier, four-motor EMD power of the N&W awaits calls at the coalfield terminal in Norton, VA. At the time,... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP38AC
Location: Norton, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 4157
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 01, 2013

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Photo ID: 440963

N&W GP9 903 leads another Geep and an Alco on a westbound hopper train past the Waverly station as some local kids watch. I was there to see the last eastbound N&W POCAHONTAS behind Nickel Plate 2... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Waverly, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 903
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 01, 1971


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jun 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 439899

The southbound Piedmont sits at Kemper Street.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6135
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jun 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 437151

A Brookville critter awaits its next work at Mine #2 of Pocahontas Coal near Vansant, VA.

Railroad: Pocahontas Coal
Locomotive: Brookville
Location: Vansant, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1977


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By: Tom Sink

Added: May 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 436609

New SD40-2 3585 wore the then-new Family Lines paint scheme as it rolled through Tacoma, Va in 1978 on the point of a Loyall, KY to St. Paul, VA coal train. The new power looked great, but it sign... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Tacoma, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 3585
Train ID: LN Extra3585East
Photo Date: November, 1978


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: May 19, 2013

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Photo ID: 430298

The Ann Arbor Geeps ran on Alco trucks, saved by EMD when the railroad traded in its fleet of FA2s in 1963.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: FM H-16-44
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 147, 148
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Bob Edmonson

Added: Mar 30, 2013

Views: 4,501
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