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Photo ID: 354381

Years ago I had a seasoned SCL Chief Dispatcher explain to me that there were three degrees of derailments. The "Aw Shucks" wasn't too bad. A little worse, but not totally devastating, was the "... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: None
Location: Pearch, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Coal Drag
Photo Date: February 28, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 13, 2011

Views: 30,089
Comments: 6

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Photo ID: 351283

A westbound B&O manifest struggles around Turkey Foot curve and past the CPLs on October 21, 1979. Back then, it always fascinated me just how much tonnage B&O could tie on to two worn out Geeps.... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Turkey Foot, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 6487
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: October 21, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 11, 2011

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Views: 23,250
Comments: 13

Favorited: 147
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Photo ID: 361289

Some people may remember yellow and white dots on freight cars, applied in the late 1970's, to identify whether or not the car had a certain type of wheel suspected of causing derailments. Specif... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Brooke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: No. 110
Photo Date: September 25, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 22, 2011

Views: 18,375
Comments: 8

Favorited: 46
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Photo ID: 390748

Considering its remote location, one would have never thought Falls Cut Tunnel would have become a trouble spot. Such was not the case. In the early 1980s, the excellent swimming hole below the ... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Fairhope, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 904020
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: August 01, 1981


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 27, 2012

Views: 16,843
Comments: 4

Favorited: 71
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Photo ID: 352415

Eastbound Conrail train WHSN-04 slowly ambles up the rickety track through the remains of the old Glen Burn Colliery at Shamokin, PA on April 29, 1987 with three MP15s. The scrappers were dismant... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD MP15DC
Location: Shamokin, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 9627
Train ID: WHSN-04
Photo Date: April 29, 1987


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 22, 2011

Views: 15,803
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Favorited: 68


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Photo ID: 354883

C&O NW2 No. 5068 was going about the business of loading C&O car ferry "City of Midland 41" at Ludington, MI June 16, 1981. I remember being amazed at just how much the ship would lean to one sid... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Ludington, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 5068
Train ID: Yard Job
Photo Date: June 16, 1981


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 18, 2011

Views: 14,590
Comments: 8

Favorited: 81
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Photo ID: 444350

Those familiar with the B&O Magnolia Cut Off will recognize this location as Concrete Wall. When B&O constructed the Cut Off in 1913-1914, they were faced with an obstacle at a bend in the Potoma... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: None
Location: Paw Paw, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 11, 1977


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 23, 2013

Views: 13,305
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22
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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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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 25, 2011

People's Choice 4

Views: 12,631
Comments: 5

Favorited: 72
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Photo ID: 389933

Eastbound Amtrak No. 704, the "Blue Ridge," was passing Mexico Tower at the east end of Cumberland Yard on Oct. 12, 1975, led by Amtrak E9A No. 400. To the left in background was an eastbound Tra... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E9(A)
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: Amtk 400
Train ID: No. 704
Photo Date: October 12, 1975


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 19, 2012

Views: 12,196
Comments: 7

Favorited: 73
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Photo ID: 354250

While fanning the C&O Rivanna Subdivision on Aug 25, 1973, we stumbled across this U. S. Army steam locomotive on a flat car at Strathmore, VA. I don't know a lot about it and it raises more ques... (more)

Railroad: United States Army
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Strathmore, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 611
Train ID: None
Photo Date: August 25, 1973


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 11, 2011

Views: 12,124
Comments: 5

Favorited: 24


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Photo ID: 361089

Feb. 24, 1972 dawned cold and nasty in Richmond, VA, in more than one way for RF&P. During the night a southbound freight had derailed while running down No. 4 Track between Greendale and Acca Ya... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Greendale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: No. 176
Photo Date: February 24, 1972


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Apr 20, 2011

Views: 10,986
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Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 442484

It is March 20, 1976 and we are at West End, west of Tunnelton, WV at the top of Newburg Grade. It guess the best way to handle this is left to right. On the left is WS Tower, which controlled a... (more)

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Tunnelton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 6530
Train ID: Light Engines
Photo Date: March 20, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jul 07, 2013

Views: 10,794
Comments: 6

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Photo ID: 354279

It was a very steamy morning along the New River as a westbound manifest pulled through the yard at Quinnimont, WV on Aug. 19, 1975. The sun had just popped over the ridge and the local "yard dog... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP39
Location: Quinnimont, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 3911
Train ID: Manifest
Photo Date: August 19, 1975


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Feb 11, 2011

Views: 10,757
Comments: 3

Favorited: 77
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Photo ID: 352305

RF&P had a small derailment in the yard at Fredericksburg, VA during the early morning hours of March 6, 1978 when Train No. 105 was making a set off. By daylight a wreck train had arrived from R... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: None
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1
Train ID: none
Photo Date: March 06, 1978


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 21, 2011

Views: 10,256
Comments: 1

Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 385669

D&H U33C No. 755 was undergoing an overhaul at the Colonie Shop in Watervliet, NY on Sept. 14, 1976. It was one of those pleasant late summer days and I guess the workers figured they could enjoy... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: GE U33C
Location: Watervliet , New York, USA
Locomotive #: D&H 755
Train ID: None
Photo Date: September 14, 1976


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 01, 2012

Views: 10,004
Comments: 3

Favorited: 40
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