RailPictures.Net Photo: INT 38 Interstate Alco RS-3 at Tacoma, Virginia by Collection of Ron Flanary
 
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Alco RS-3 (more..)
Tacoma (more..)
Tacoma, Virginia, USA (more..)
October, 1954
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INT 38 (more..)
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Collection of Ron Flanary (more..)
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This photo, taken by the late Hank Stuart, Jr., was taken at Tacoma, VA, on the Interstate's main line from Norton to Miller Yard, VA. The two colorful RS-3s on this "Hill Crew" are handling a roughly 50-50 mix of Interstate coal loaded on its own lines, and interchange traffic from the L&N at Dorchester Junction (just west of Norton). The front half of the train is entirely black Interstate hoppers, and the rear half is red L&N cars (all loads). A piece of heavy equipment in the L&N cut is near the middle. Everything will be interchanged to the Clinchfield at Miller Yard. The passing track was taken up here a few years later. This trackage is still in service, but the foliage obliterates the scene today. It would be nice to capture the NS "Interstate" heritage unit here.
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