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Saluda, Memories
When you say the word Saluda to some of the most senior members of Norfolk Southern crews and even those who have retired from the railroad, it still brings up images of the steepest grade on a standard gauge line in the United States at 4.24%.
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Photo ID: 571660

Over 15 years after the shut down of the Saluda Grade, the old signals at Melrose are lit once again, this time by a spotlight placed inside the head, not the bulbs the signal was birthed with.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Melrose, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 29, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Apr 01, 2016

Views: 2,121
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Photo ID: 571659

The signal down along Pearsons Falls Road, about half way down the Saluda grade, stands lone on another empty night in the North Carolina mountains.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: N/A
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 29, 2016


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By: Will Jordan

Added: Apr 01, 2016

Views: 1,825
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Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 568288

15 years and counting. The dwarf signal at the West End Saluda is dark, as it's been for the past 15 years as the grade sits silently in the North Carolina mountains.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Signal
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 24, 2016


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Mar 04, 2016

Views: 5,545
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Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 552164

The fall colors are in their full splendor on the famous Saluda grade, as the classic Southern Railway 28 milepost sign sees yet another season pass with no rail activity.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Milepost
Location: Zirconia, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 28, 2015


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By: Grady F. McKinley

Added: Oct 29, 2015

Views: 1,426
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 537781

WORTH NO SLEEP (copyright Tj M. Murrah)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Signal
Location: Saluda , North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: July 09, 2015


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By: Tj M. Murrah

Added: Jul 09, 2015

Views: 2,637
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Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 524026

The beautifully restored Landrum, South Carolina depot is lit up nicely on a cool and windy night. The foreground tracks are on the abandoned stretch of the W-Line towards the famed Saluda grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Landrum, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: None
Photo Date: March 15, 2015


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By: Jordan Hood

Added: Mar 21, 2015

Views: 1,987
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 523268

The stars pass another empty night over the Saluda Grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: None
Location: Melrose, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: N/A
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: March 16, 2015


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By: Peter Lewis

Added: Mar 16, 2015

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Photo ID: 478615

There are those events to which we can look back and say "I'm glad I was there". This was such an event. "We don't need no stinking diesels!" Up the steepest mainline grade... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Apr 20, 2014

Views: 6,109
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Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 468429

Belmont coal train coming through Saluda, NC

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8916
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Franklin Adams

Added: Feb 01, 2014

Views: 1,865
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Favorited: 3
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Photo ID: 463361

They have made it to the top of the grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1986


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By: JR Owens

Added: Dec 23, 2013

Views: 1,266
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Photo ID: 463360

Part of a westbound train struggles up Saluda Grade. They are about halfway to the top.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1986


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By: JR Owens

Added: Dec 23, 2013

Views: 1,428
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 463218

Part of a westbound train approaches the west end of Saluda Siding. There they will couple with the first of their train brought up on an earlier trip.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6676
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1986


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By: JR Owens

Added: Dec 22, 2013

Views: 1,461
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 445452

Another section of train #171 works up Saluda Grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3235
Train ID: NS #171
Photo Date: October 10, 1984


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By: JR Owens

Added: Jul 31, 2013

Views: 1,129
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 444336

A westbound for Asheville. The power for #171 eases through downtown Saluda to get their third section at Melrose.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3154
Train ID: NS #171
Photo Date: September 15, 1984


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By: JR Owens

Added: Jul 22, 2013

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Photo ID: 441605

A Norfolk Southern Inspection train approaches Melrose at the bottom of Saluda Grade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Saluda, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NS 5036
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 29, 1984


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By: JR Owens

Added: Jun 29, 2013

Views: 3,658
Comments: 0

Favorited: 28
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