RailPictures.Net Photo: CRR 2001 Clinchfield Railroad EMD GP38 at Dante, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Clinchfield Railroad (more..)
EMD GP38 (more..)
Dante (more..)
Dante, Virginia, USA (more..)
November, 1973
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CRR 2001 (more..)
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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"They pull the same tonnage, dirty or clean" (attributed to a Clinchfield operating official from that era). The Clinchfield Railroad's diesels looked great when they were freshly painted or washed, but by the early '70s, management got particularly lax about keeping their diesel fleet looking spic and span. Case in point: two GP38s at Dante, VA early one morning in November 1973. These things are supposed to be light gray with yellow lettering and nose, but who could tell? Dust from coal trains, road grime and diesel exhaust through the road's more than 50 tunnels were the primary culprits. Little wonder the paint scheme was changed to solid black about this time.
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