RF&P 250 ton derrick No. 1 was busying itself with clearing an eight car derailment between Greendale and North Acca as southbound Amtrak No. 81, the "Silver Star," passed. Former SCL E8A No. 582 was leading two former SCL E7As. The E7As were leased to Amtrak for a short period after they took over passenger service.
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.