RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 4501 Southern Railway Steam 2-8-2 at Wyndale, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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Steam 2-8-2 (more..)
Wyndale (more..)
Wyndale, Virginia, USA (more..)
June 28, 2015
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SOU 4501 (more..)
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Ron Flanary (more..)
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In the days of steam and heavy passenger trains on the Bristol Line, the big N&W J-class locomotives would frequently hit 90 MPH or more between Abingdon and Wallace---coming down Wyndale Hill (this location)---particularly if they were running behind schedule (which was usually the case, since the Bristol trains were long, heavy, and carried quite a bit of mail and express). I opted for a pan shot standing on the side of Wyndale Road. This was taken at 1/30th of a second. These are difficult to pull off, and I screw up more than I get right (because I don't match the speed of the train precisely as I pan around). In this case I visually locked in on a spot behind the smokebox and followed through. You can read the builder's plate, so I would rate this one acceptable.
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