The hometown Interstate Railroad was known for owning a rather eclectic fleet of steam locomotives--some bought new, but most second hand acquisitions from here and there. A prime example was 2-8-... (more)
From the camera of my long-time friend David DeVault, we have this nice color view of two (of ten total) Interstate Railroad RS-3s. Numbers 38 and 37 are burbling along in idle awaiting a call to ... (more)
Virginia coal-hauling short line Interstate purchased four ex-Southern Ks-3 Consolidations in July 1952--the last steam acquisitions by the company. Former Southern 2509--now Interstate's 28--lead... (more)
This photo, taken by the late Hank Stuart, Jr., was taken at Tacoma, VA, on the Interstate's main line from Norton to Miller Yard, VA. The two colorful RS-3s on this "Hill Crew" are handling a rou... (more)
A train of empty L&N hoppers rolls downgrade into Appalachia across Powell River (distance bridge), and the L&N's Cumberland Valley Division main line. Local kids referred to the swimming hole ben... (more)
Alco builder's photo of Interstate RS-3 #31 courtesy of the Collection of Ron Flanary. The 88-mile Interstate was located in the southwest corner of Virginia. Its chief business was to haul coal f... (more)
This rare photo from my collection was taken by Henry Stuart, an official for the Interstate Railroad. The scene records the short line's original RS-3, a former Alco demonstrator (1607) that came... (more)
Interstate RS-3 'Yellow Jackets' 36 and 32 at Appalachia
Rebuilt (by Southern) Interstate cupola hack number 12 at Andover.
Coal fired steam derrick W-50 of the Interstate Railroad (150-ton capacity) is ready to go at Andover.