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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: 255251

SCL Train No. 105 is backing a setoff into tracks at the south end of Collier Yard. The train is on the tracks of the former ACL. To the left are the connection tracks leading to the now abandoned... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1630
Train ID: SCL 105
Photo Date: April 21, 1979


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Oct 14, 2008

Views: 3,789
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Photo ID: 255111

Bellwood in south Richmond was a favorite spot to photograph older power that worked the road switcher assignments.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 882
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: May 14, 1975


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Oct 13, 2008

Views: 2,135
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Photo ID: 255062

SCL Train 109 departs Collier Yard on the A-Line. The road crossing in the photograph has been replaced by an overhead bridge to avoid the congestion that had resulted from switching moves at the ... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U30B
Location: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1702
Train ID: SCL 109
Photo Date: July 11, 1977


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Oct 13, 2008

Views: 2,782
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Photo ID: 254529

Train 109 departs the south end of Collier Yard in Petersburg, Virginia.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1831
Train ID: SCL 109
Photo Date: June 17, 1977


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Oct 10, 2008

Views: 2,183
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 253378

The James Whitcomb Riley makes a station stop with its one car train on the banked curve at the suburban Ellerson passeger station serving Richmond, Virginia.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ellerson, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 213
Train ID: AMTK 450
Photo Date: January 07, 1978


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Oct 03, 2008

Views: 3,855
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Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 253220

Amtrak's northbound Silver Star passes over the RF&P's James River Branch enroute to Broad Street Station during construction of the new downtown Richmond 195 expressway.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 250
Train ID: AMTK 82
Photo Date: October 10, 1972


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By: William E. Griffin, Jr.

Added: Oct 02, 2008

Views: 6,285
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Photo ID: 251052

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD FP7(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1202
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Sep 15, 2008

Views: 4,612
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 232047

Passengers and friends wait for the Piedmont Special beneath a variety of signs. Price of Gasoline 37 cents per gallon. Everything else in the picture priceless.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Passengers
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Apr 18, 2008

Views: 4,800
Comments: 4

Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 228078

NW32 is in reality is a T-6 followed by NW254 which could be a RSD-15.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: ALCO T6
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 32, NW 254
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 13, 1974


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By: Eric Larson

Added: Mar 19, 2008

Views: 3,464
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 219501

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 216
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 18, 1977


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jan 18, 2008

Views: 2,676
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Favorited: 4


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Photo ID: 218409

Westbound empty hoppers entering Roanoke behind a GP9, a C425, and a GP35.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 836
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1974


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By: TL Scott

Added: Jan 09, 2008

Views: 2,723
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 218407

Eastbound departing Roanoke with a GP9 and two RS-11s.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 821
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 10, 1974


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By: TL Scott

Added: Jan 09, 2008

Views: 2,914
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 218199

An evening at the coalfield terminal of Andover.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 2816
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 07, 2008

Views: 4,497
Comments: 3

Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 215868

Two SD35s and an SD24 on a northbound extra with a single white flag and one class light burning. Taken from Kemper Street Station platform looking toward Park Avenue Tunnel.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3089
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 1974


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By: TL Scott

Added: Dec 17, 2007

Views: 4,286
Comments: 1

Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 214795

Turntable at left; note slanted sides on operating cab

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: N&W 541
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 1977


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Dec 07, 2007

Views: 3,035
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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