The local train switches some freight cars on Mullite Siding, north od Dillwyn. Today the power for this train is BB 3, a GP-16, and RF&P 101, a GP-7, owned by the Old Dominion Chapter, NRHS.
The morning mist hasn't burn off yet as the crew of Z710 get ready for the day. Our trip will be from Dillwyn to the CSX interchange at Bremo Bluff and then to the yard at Strathmore.
A detailed shot of number board and horn on Buckingham Branch's GP16.
Here is the AAR control stand of a GP-16 rebuilt by the SCL. Today this locomotive works on the Buckingham Branch Railroad.
The reverser is removed when the locomotive is not in use.
At one time Buckingham Branch operated the Shenandoah Valley Railroad and engine number three was stationed there. That is why this locomotive is not lettered.
Engine number one and three switch Cargill covered hoppers full of salt at Alpha.
The local north bound freight heads toward the CSX interchange as it switches industries along the way.
Buckingham Branch's first GP16 and second locomotive is BB 2. Today the Buckingham Branch has four GP16's all of which are operating on the line from Richmond to Clifton Forge.