RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 6916 Southern Railway EMD E8(A) at Birmingham, Alabama by Douglas G. Walker
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A trio of Southern Railway E8As lead the railway’s flagship train, the Southern Crescent, as it makes its way from New Orleans LA to Washington DC. Train 2 is seen at the passenger station in Birmingham, Alabama, in October 1974. When Amtrak was formed in the early 1970s, a handful of railroad’s opted to operate their own passenger trains rather than join the new system: Denver & Rio Grande Western, Rock Island and Southern Railway. This is, however, an Amtrak car in Number 2’s consist, most likely a through sleeper.
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