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My Favorite Ron Flanary Photos
I enjoy all of Ron's photos, but these are my favorite ones.
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Photo ID: 546476

On a beautiful spring day---April 27, 2000---a northbound CSX empty hopper train is framed by a nice patch of Red Bud. The trees on the north side of Clinch Mountain are sprouting their new green ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Speers Ferry, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 22
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 27, 2000


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Sep 13, 2015

Views: 2,113
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 546474

I wonder how many trains and how many locomotives and cars the L.G.Osborne & Son store just north of Dungannon, VA, on the former Clinchfield Railroad, has witnessed. This is milepost 56.1 (from E... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Dungannon, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 644
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1999


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Sep 13, 2015

Views: 1,806
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 546473

July 9, 1999: I could remember shooting a horizontal version of a train at this spot, but I only discovered that particular box of slides this morning. This is a southbound unit coal train between... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Hill Station, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 381
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 1999


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Sep 13, 2015

Views: 1,453
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 546087

Nineteen days into 1987 at Big Stone Gap, VA: As the light of the day fades into the nocturne, two NS SD40-2s idle in the old passing track awaiting the next pusher assignment to Watkins, VA. The ... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3308
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 19, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Sep 10, 2015

Views: 1,819
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 545554

With film, sometimes you just did whatever you could and hoped for the best. Case in point is this shot shortly after daybreak of a northbound CSX hotshot intermodal train about a mile or so south... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: NA
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1991


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Sep 07, 2015

Views: 1,423
Comments: 2

Favorited: 5


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Photo ID: 540451

A westbound (railroad direction) CSX pusher set is emerging from the north (compass direction) end of Natural Tunnel, on the NS Appalachia District. When the South Atlantic & Ohio Railroad elected... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Glenita, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 474
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 2015


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 29, 2015

Views: 6,394
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Favorited: 42
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Photo ID: 540342

I've had a lot of cab rides in my life, but this one ranks up there as one of the very best. I'm in the second unit on a westbound Southern Railway train from Asheville to Bulls Gap in September 1... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Del Rio, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 1988


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 29, 2015

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Photo ID: 539839

August 29, 1977: After a stop for servicing in Asheville, Southern's leased ex-Texas Pacific 2-10-4 number 610 stomps upgrade out of Biltmore with an eastbound ferry trip. It was raining fairly ha... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-4
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 610
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 29, 1977


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 25, 2015

Views: 2,701
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 538388

On September 25, 1984, Seaboard System Extra 7091 South attains the top of the switchback at Hagans, VA. Behind the three six-motor units on the point are 90 cars of coal loaded at Merna, KY, then... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Hagans, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 7091
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 24, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 14, 2015

Views: 2,023
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 538387

Five days before Christmas 1985, a northbound (by railroad direction--southbound by compass direction) Seaboard System train emerges from Callahan's Nose Tunnel at Roaring Branch, just outside Big... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 8017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 20, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 14, 2015

Views: 2,250
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Favorited: 12


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Photo ID: 538382

"The Dark Side" Too many railroad photographers are obsessed with the "sunny day" wedge shot---a brightly lit nose and low sun to illuminate the trucks (wheel sets) and othe... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: East Stone Gap, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3179
Train ID: NS Second 90
Photo Date: July 12, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 14, 2015

Views: 3,280
Comments: 2

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 537494

In the rain, the 611 powers up the 1.1 percent grade by the Meadows Golf Club near Christiansburg. The steam the engine is crossing is Crab Creek.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: July 05, 2015


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 06, 2015

Views: 1,969
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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 535750

On March 10, 1985, the Interstate Railroad's Second Hill crew crosses the Powell River at Blackwood, VA. My vantage point was a long-abandoned highway bridge hidden in the woods that once carried ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Blackwood, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2750
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 10, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 22, 2015

Views: 1,891
Comments: 2

Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 535749

A fearsome-looking Southern SD45 leads a westbound train at Jasper, VA on June 17, 1985. The small bridge crosses the North Fork of the Clinch River, which is just a small stream this far up in th... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Jasper, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3117
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 17, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 22, 2015

Views: 2,871
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 534418

Andover, VA, May 27, 1985: Few diesel locomotives were more fearsome looking than a Southern SD45. The company had them set-up to operate long hood forward, as noted by the signature high-mounted ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3155
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 11, 2015

Views: 3,269
Comments: 2

Favorited: 20
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