Friday, June 9, 1967 was just another nondescript day in my hometown of Appalachia, VA. That morning, I grabbed my Argus 35mm camera and recorded this scene looking west. Left to right we see the town hall (marked "city" hall for reasons lost to history). Over the trees you can see the billboard marking the location of Foremost Dairy, where my father-in-law, Ted Boatright, worked for many years. L&N number 55 has left his train west of Inman Crossing, in the distance, since it would otherwise block that particular crossing because of its length. The three Alco C628s are making a set-off of interchange cars to the Southern. And to the right is an Interstate mine run with two Southern F7s for power. He's been in the long passing track to allow an inbound Southern train to pass, but now the head brakeman is lining the switch for him to come out. And to the far right is the back of several buildings that front Main Street, one of which is the gray-colored building--Dave's--where most of my clothing was purchased for many years. Yep----Appalachia was a cool little town to grow up in--and I miss those days.