RailPictures.Net Photo: CO 5584 Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Alco RSD-5 at Norton, Virginia by Collection of Ron Flanary
 
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» Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) (more..)
» Alco RSD-5 (more..)
» Norton Make Up Yard (more..)
» Norton, Virginia, USA (more..)
» 1953
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» CO 5584 (more..)
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» Collection of Ron Flanary (more..)
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In early 1953, the Interstate Railroad was testing diesels to find the best replacements for its steam locomotives. Borrowed C&O RSD-5 has just returned from Miller Yard with a Hill Crew--bringing a mix of general freight and empty hoppers for the L&N at Dorchester Junction, two miles ahead. The single unit flies two rather large white "extra" flags. Normal power for a Hill Crew would be one of the Interstate's two 2-8-8-2s. The Alco impressed the short line---much more than the EMD SD-7 demonstrator also tried out. The road finally opted for Alco RS-3s.
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