RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 5117 Norfolk Southern EMD GP38-2 at Big Stone Gap, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
EMD GP38-2 (more..)
Big Stone Gap Siding (more..)
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA (more..)
December 21, 2012
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NS 5117 (more..)
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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Despite the NS paint scheme, this former Southern Railway GP38-2 still sports the distinctive features of a unit that proudly "Served the South." The high mounted bell--similar to the way Southern preferred its bells to be mounted on its steam power, high short hood (the other end in this case), and long hood-forward orientation are all distinctive Southern features. This evening, the veteran unit sits in wait for work train service the following week. With Christmas near, MofW forces are in retreat.
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