RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 5228 Southern Railway EMD GP38-2 at Appalachia, Virginia by Ron Flanary
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Southern Railway (more..)
EMD GP38-2 (more..)
Appalachia (more..)
Appalachia, Virginia, USA (more..)
June 05, 1985
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SOU 5228 (more..)
SOU 90 (more..)
Ron Flanary (more..)
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Anyone who lived in, or passed through Appalachia, VA back in day remembers the town's several railroad grade crossings (including two over US 23, which was the major north-south highway through the region). And, the trains were plentiful! On June 5, 1985, a Southern Yuma Turn has stopped for some reason, and the head end is still "on the circuit." You can see head brakeman Frank Begley on the right holding up the cross bar to allow some of the traffic to clear before they get underway. Of course, after the train starts moving, it will rumble along at yard speed (no more than 15 MPH). Being stopped by a train in Appalachia was just a part of everyday life....you expected it.
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