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1970s virginia
i was born in virginia in 1972. when i think of railroads that shaped the commonwealth. i think of railroads like, SCL, N&W and southern. this is a tribute to those wonderful days gone by and for those who remember it well.
Photo Album By: earl thomas jr
 
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Photo ID: 639606

Norfolk & Western T6 36 lets out a snort as it puts its shoulder into a cut of empty hoppers at Lamberts Point, Virginia. I always thought that the T6 sounded more like an overgrown farm tractor t... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Alco T6
Location: Lambert's Point, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 37
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 606107

A pair of NPBL SW1200s working at Portsmouth in March 1975

Railroad: Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line
Locomotive: EMD SW1200
Location: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NPBL 115
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1975


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 568963

Sleepy Time Down South Seaboard Coast Line GP9 948 idles alongside the 1885 Suffolk, Virginia station built for the Seaboard & Roanoke railroad, which became part of the Seaboard in 1911. When ... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Suffolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 848
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 01, 1979


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 09, 2016

Views: 2,238
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Photo ID: 554247

The Norfolk and Western acquired the bankrupt Atlantic and Danville in 1962 and renamed it Norfolk, Franklin and Danville. For a long time the NFD operated with two former Atlantic and Danville R... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Franklin & Danville Rwy
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Suffolk, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 655
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1980


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Nov 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 494110

Two nose-to-nose GP30s on an Interstate mine run depart the lower reaches of the transloader complex at Appalachia simultaneously as two GP38s depart for Southern's St. Charles Branch.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2578
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 13, 1973


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 17, 2014

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Photo ID: 492894

This photo is from my slide collection . This picture was taken by my late brother Mark Clark. It might look familiar to some of you because my brother was with Everett Young who had almost the ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: GE U28C
Location: Bull Run, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 1529
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 20, 1977


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By: Rod Clark

Added: Aug 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 473837

A southbound coal train rolls through Appalachia, VA en route to a Clinchfield connection at St. Paul, VA.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1564
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 15, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 16, 2014

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Photo ID: 472796

The northbound Tropicana train passes by the remains of old AY tower at the south end of Acca Yard behind the premier SCL power of the day, 3 U36Bs. The train is on the former ACL while the tail e... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1799
Train ID: Juice
Photo Date: May 27, 1979


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By: Glenn Anderson

Added: Mar 08, 2014

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Photo ID: 472687

An era sadly gone from American railroading is depicted in this scene of cabooses of two L&N freights passing at Appalachia, VA in 1974 during a light snow fall. The train in the siding (left) is ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 26, 1974


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 07, 2014

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Photo ID: 472327

Many locomotive historians count SCL No. 1 (a de-rated SD35) as the first one to be lettered for the "Family Lines," a non-railroad that served as a combined moniker for the companies under (then)... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Dungannon, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1973


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 464302

A westbound hopper train trundles along and is nearing the location where the railroad departs the New River. The roundhouse has securely tucked the old Alcos in between the good units as they we... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Glen Lynn, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 1361
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 18, 1975


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By: TC Caughman

Added: Dec 30, 2013

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Photo ID: 452545

C&O U25B No. 8107 was positioned for load testing in Clifton Forge, VA on July 28, 1979. At the time, U25Bs were dropping like flies, with plenty of them retired and stored at Clifton Forge. I g... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Clifton Forge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 8107
Train ID: None
Photo Date: July 28, 1979


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Sep 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 452075

A mine run returns to the Dante yard. Mine turns were run 5-6 days a week and yielded a strong majority of the coal on the Clinchfield. Coal would return to the yard in Dante and would be weighed ... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Dante, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 3609
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: September, 1979


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By: Kyle Korienek Collection

Added: Sep 20, 2013

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Photo ID: 450486

THe day is just about over for the crew of this southbound as it motors through Richmond's north side.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RF&P 143
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1976


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By: David Harris

Added: Sep 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 450402

A solo SD40 switches a cut of loaded coal hoppers out in the Dante yard south of the scale house. By 1979, seeing a unit still in original gray and yellow was rare as most of them had been in the ... (more)

Railroad: Clinchfield Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Dante, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CRR 3007
Train ID: N/A
Photo Date: October, 1979


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By: Kyle Korienek Collection

Added: Sep 08, 2013

Views: 2,920
Comments: 1

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