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Passenger Trains of the South Before Amtrak
A colorful and diverse group of railroads operated passenger trains in the South that ranged from speedy limiteds like the Panama Limited and Silver Meteor to regional and branchline services.
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Photo ID: 851564

The C&O 4008 leads the Georgia Washington at Lee Hall, eighteen miles out of Newport News. We are now following the C&O on its westerly course paralleling the James River to Richmond, VA on Se... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Lee Hall, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 4008
Train ID: C&O George Washington
Photo Date: September 26, 1964


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Feb 13, 2024

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Photo ID: 850778

One of the few occasions I got out of my technical school to do some railfanning. Here the "Crescent" is on its way to New Orleans back when it went by the multi-road route. Shows how ... (more)

Railroad: Georgia Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: GARR 1003
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1965


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By: Carl Lehman

Added: Feb 01, 2024

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Photo ID: 792927

L&N #9 “Pan American” with L&N 786 leading at Louisville Union Station.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 786
Train ID: LN #9
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Linton F. Moss Collection

Added: Jan 17, 2022

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Photo ID: 782785

A pair of RF&P E8A's 1009-1014 on the point of train 375 pauses at Alexandria station before continuing south to Richmond on March 01, 1971. Two railroads, the Southern Railway and the C&O opera... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1009
Train ID: RFP 375
Photo Date: March 01, 1971


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Sep 23, 2021

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Photo ID: 781770

The Piedmont loads passengers at Kemper Street, with the usual cut of intermodal tacked on the rear of the train.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 6137
Train ID: Piedmont
Photo Date: August 15, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Sep 11, 2021

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Photo ID: 777637

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 138
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1968


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By: Linton F. Moss Collection

Added: Jul 25, 2021

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Photo ID: 774975

The Piedmont - with its usual cut of pigs on the rear - makes its station stop at Lynchburg.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 6137
Train ID: Sou 5
Photo Date: August 15, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jun 21, 2021

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Photo ID: 771205

Two Seaboard E7(A)'s 3047 and 3034 leading a southbound mail and express train through Chester south of Richmond, Virginia in April 1967. Photo from my collection, Photo by Wiley Bryan.

Railroad: Seaboard Air Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SAL 3047
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: May 07, 2021

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Photo ID: 768778

The southbound Seaboard "Silver Star" rolls through Chester, Virginia behind E7(A) 3046, E7(A) 3035 and E8(A) 3051. From my slide collection, Photographer Wiley Bryan.

Railroad: Seaboard Air Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Chester, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SAL 3046
Train ID: Silver Star
Photo Date: April 01, 1966


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Apr 11, 2021

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Photo ID: 741512

Pennsylvania Railroad E8(A) 4303 leads Atlantic Coast Line train 16 The Southwind near Lexington, Kentucky on October 28,1967. Photo from my collection, no photographer information on slide.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4303
Train ID: ACL 16
Photo Date: October 28, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 06, 2020

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Photo ID: 730357

Frisco (SLSF) FP-7 5047, a baggage car, a baggage-RPO, a coach, and a sleeper for forwarding to St. Louis on the METEOR make up the standard consist. From my collection, Photo by Louis A. Marre... (more)

Railroad: Frisco
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA
Locomotive #: SLSF 5047
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1964


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 729197

Southern Railway’s train 6, the northbound Piedmont, prepares to depart Charlotte, North Carolina, on a gloomy July 3, 1976. A pair of FP7s, SOU 6146 and 6143, were easily able to handle... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6146
Train ID: SOU 6
Photo Date: July 03, 1976


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By: Douglas G. Walker

Added: Mar 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 674980

L&N EMD E6(A) 771 and E8(A) 787 southbound with train 99 The "Pan-American" near Louisville, Kentucky. The Pan-American passenger train operated by the Louisville & Nashville from 1921... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E6(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 771
Train ID: LN 99
Photo Date: August 08, 1968


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 626117

Mixed Train on the Chesapeake and Ohio. The Hot Springs Mixed, train 310, pauses at the Covington, Virginia station while returning to Clifton Forge. GP7 5894 has just one coach and a caboose on t... (more)

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Covington, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CO 5894
Train ID: CO 310
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: miningcamper

Added: Aug 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 577670

The pressure valve on its steam boiler just popped. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4145
Train ID: Royal Palm
Photo Date: April 11, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: May 24, 2016

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