Posted by Tom on October 27, 2016 
Absolutely stunning photo, Doug. At first I thought it might be a model railroad layout, but it is a one-of-a-kind for sure!
Posted by bradley on October 27, 2016 
I've seen this picture before, but it is incredible to think of the work it took to pull it off. I think an updated version would be a good project for Casey Thomason to put together...
Posted by John West on October 27, 2016 
Yes a stunning almost unreal image and an interesting moment in railroad (or at least railfan) history. I can only imagine how much work it must have been to get three big railroads to do something like that, but sometimes good ideas sell themselves. Yes, I've seen this or a similar image before, but well worth seeing again. And all the more impressive because it was done on FILM!
Posted by James R Doughty on October 27, 2016 
Casey could get some heritage units and the NW 611 and set up a daytime photo. First class photo all the way and a PCA vote.
Posted by K100DS on October 27, 2016 
If someone could convince CSX to paint some legitimate heritage units (instead of just slapping tiny heritage logos on regular units), it would be wonderful to recreate this scene.
Posted by Casey Thomason on October 27, 2016 
I've seen this shot from several photographers, and they've all looked great! I can arrange an NS unit on the lower level, anybody able to get CSX to come to the party?! How about CSX on one of the upper levels and Amtrak on the other?
Posted by jeffrey somerville on October 28, 2016 
l have seen this photo before in one of my train magazines Rail fan & Railroad l use to get l think in was in December 1983 issue good photo today CSX & NS own the tracks that are on the Richmond Bridge
Posted by Herb Brown Jr on October 28, 2016 
Excellent shot. I wonder if there are plans to conduct a current event at the location?
Posted by Brian McE on October 28, 2016 
Excerpt from my Nov. '83 Railfan & Railroad: At about 9:30 on the evening of July 19, 1983, flashbulbs lit up the darkness as trains of the Chessie, Seaboard and Southern posed for a night session at the legendary triple crossing at 16th and Byrd Streets in Richmond VA. Over 85 photographers participated in the event sponsered by Railfan & Railroad on the opening night of the NRHS 1983 National Convention. There have been at least five other posings: 1906, 1926, 1949 (1st colour shot), 1958 and 1966. Little did I know then, that the summer of 2015 would have my wife and I in Richmond on a business trip allowing me to see it in person. :)
Posted by Harry Gaydosz on October 29, 2016 
I remember seeing this shot (or a version of it) when I was a little kid. It's one of those ones that made me want to take train pics. It looks some kind of a goofy Lionel layout with the arrangement of the trains and the diverse paint schemes...only things missing are steam and the aquarium car!
Posted by Steve Larson on October 29, 2016 
One of the best railroading shots around. Your did yourself proud with this one, Doug. PCA.
Posted by on October 30, 2016 
This is one of those classic rail photos that is ingrained in the brain of every rail photographer, if it were music, it'd be Dark Side of The Moon. It got me to add film to my trackside adventures from that day forward.
Posted by Troy Nolen on November 2, 2016 
I have a 11x17 framed photo print of this photo hanging in my office! I bought it years ago at a railroad memorabilia show!
Posted by Eugene Armer on November 2, 2016 
WOW! Simply Wow!
Posted by Doug Lilly on November 7, 2016 
Thanks everyone for your comments and for the PCA!
Posted by John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com on November 9, 2016 
I was there for this once in a lifetime event. What a time to be a railroad fan!
Posted by Bob Kise on November 23, 2016 
Very nice scan with great color.
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