RailPictures.Net Photo: N&W 1636 Norfolk & Western EMD SD40-2 at Whitethorne, Virginia by Chris Egghart
 
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Norfolk & Western (more..)
EMD SD40-2 (more..)
Whitethorne helper station on Ex Virginian (more..)
Whitethorne, Virginia, USA (more..)
June, 1983
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N&W 1636 (more..)
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Chris Egghart (more..)
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The New River hamlet of Whitethorne has perhaps ten dwellings. Its importance to the modern N&W--and today--is that of a helper station. Eastbound coal loads normally need a shove to get out of the New River Valley and over the Christiansburg plateau. Here SD40-2 1636 and a sister EMD SD40 1631 stand in the bright June sunshine waiting for their next assignment.
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