RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 6563 Norfolk Southern EMD SD70 at Big Stone Gap, Virginia by Ron Flanary
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
EMD SD70 (more..)
Big Stone Gap (more..)
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA (more..)
August 29, 1998
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NS 6563 (more..)
Ron Flanary (more..)
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August 29, 1998 was CTC Board Magazine's annual "Day in North America." I decided to go out early to see what I might capture on film. It was barely daybreak at the junction between NS and CSX at Big Stone Gap, but I noticed the westbound signal was a red over red over yellow ("Restricted Proceed"). I took my camera bag and tripod to this spot and waited. This is a westbound light pusher set (units 6563 and 8937) at 7:35 AM. I liked this one, but the magazine didn't use it (instead, they used two more conventional shots). Since 1998 the slide has languished in a metal Logan slide box in my closet---until today!
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