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Southern Crescent
The Southern Railway was one of three US railroads that decided not to join Amtrak in 1971. Its flagship train, the Southern Crescent, Washington - New Orleans, set the standard for passenger rail service in the US for most of the 1970s.
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Photo ID: 722038

A trio of Southern Railway E8As lead the railway’s flagship train, the Southern Crescent, as it makes its way from New Orleans LA to Washington DC. Train 2 is seen at the passenger station... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6916
Train ID: SOU 2
Photo Date: October, 1974


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By: Douglas G. Walker

Added: Jan 07, 2020

Views: 3,034
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19
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Photo ID: 708044

Southern Crescent, northbound near Hattiesburg.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chester, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6906
Train ID: 2
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Aug 26, 2019

Views: 2,787
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Favorited: 18
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Photo ID: 480118

The engineer heats up a few brake shoes as he brings the southbound Southern Crescent to a stop in Tuscaloosa.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6907
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: May 03, 2014

Views: 6,933
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Favorited: 29
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Photo ID: 440760

The SOUTHERN CRESCENT rolls westbound through Norcross on the last lap to Atlanta in an early morning scene. My 1972 Volvo 142 was still new.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Norcross, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 6901
Train ID: Sou 1
Photo Date: September 22, 1972


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jun 21, 2013

Views: 4,338
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Favorited: 40
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Photo ID: 440755

The CRESCENT departs Atlanta behind a fresh green E8 and another unit. The Southern was just beginning to paint the passenger units green once again and this was before the Southern Crescent scrip... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 2924
Train ID: Sou 1
Photo Date: April 15, 1972


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Jun 21, 2013

Views: 5,685
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Photo ID: 439666

The lead E8A on northbound Crescent catches a ray of late evening sunlight as it snakes its train into Chamblee, an Atlanta suburb that - at the time of this photo - was on the far northeast edge ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6910
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jun 12, 2013

Views: 3,552
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Photo ID: 431393

southbound Southern Crescent departing Hattiesburg, MS

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(B)
Location: Hatttiesburg, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6913
Train ID: #1
Photo Date: August, 1976


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Apr 07, 2013

Views: 4,666
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Photo ID: 431268

northbound Southern Crescent approaching Hattiesburg, MS

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(B)
Location: Hatttiesburg, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6913
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Apr 06, 2013

Views: 3,994
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Favorited: 47
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Photo ID: 385044

The Southern Crescent is four minutes north of Atlanta's Peachtree Station, as it crosses the Peachtree Creek bridge. It's 7:04pm, and the train is beginning its overnight journey to Washington, ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6915
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: David C. Lester

Added: Dec 26, 2011

Views: 4,212
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Photo ID: 365802

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 6909
Train ID: Southern Crescent #1
Photo Date: May, 1974


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By: Jeremy Plant

Added: Jun 11, 2011

Views: 3,489
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Favorited: 22


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Photo ID: 363592

Shortly after change to green paint on passenger units

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 6908
Train ID: Southern Crescent
Photo Date: July, 1972


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By: Jeremy plant

Added: May 16, 2011

Views: 5,761
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Photo ID: 310475

The Southern Crescent at Alexandria, VA, with the George Washington Masonic Memorial in the background.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6913
Train ID: SOU 2
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: G. R. Harper

Added: Jan 12, 2010

Views: 5,480
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Favorited: 27
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Photo ID: 291213

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6905
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: August 07, 1974


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By: Willie Davis

Added: Jul 19, 2009

Views: 3,938
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 240001

"Board" crackles over the radio. The extraordinarily long, flawless Southern Crescent is OK to go. Two blasts from chime horn makes kids block their ears. Four polished gold and green E units rev ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6911H
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Jun 20, 2008

Views: 4,679
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 234940

The Southern Crescent, Queen of the East and the South. This was America's train just as much as the City of New Orleans, The Super Chief and the Twentieth Century Limited. Also consider the Hiawa... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6912
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: July, 1972


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: May 10, 2008

Views: 5,681
Comments: 4

Favorited: 16
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