RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 3020 Southern Railway EMD SD35 at Andover, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Southern Railway (more..)
EMD SD35 (more..)
Andover Engine Terminal (more..)
Andover, Virginia, USA (more..)
February 21, 1968
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SOU 3020 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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Work was underway to upgrade the RIP track at Andover in 1968 with a cable device to pull cars into and out of the repair shop (behind the photographer). Several SD35s and SD24s are in the background, being serviced for an afternoon unit coal train. Notice the three Gulf Oil tank cars on the hill. Diesel fuel was delivered to Andover by tank car and then pumped to the former steam era water tank, converted to hold the fuel. Sand was blown into the sand compartments on the locomotives with a forced air system. The tanks beside the units in the distance were a part of that system. The cramped "pit" at Andover could turn into pure chaos at times, with a large number of four motor units for the eight or nine daily mine runs out of Andover, and the six motor units for the unit trains all vying for space and servicing.
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