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Photo ID: 585269

Remember the days when Southern Railway didn't mind if you found an open vestibule and opened the top half of the Dutch door to look out? This is eastbound 4501 smoking her way into Rural Retreat,... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 15, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Aug 07, 2016

Views: 3,187
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Photo ID: 536800

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 2015


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By: Brock Dishner

Added: Jul 01, 2015

Views: 1,710
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Photo ID: 536525

The highest point on any direct rail route between New York City and New Orleans is about a mile ahead of the engine at this point: 2,581 feet above sea level. This famous line was built before th... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4501
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 28, 2015


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 476565

Southern 630 cants to a super-elevated curve on the east side of Rural Retreat, VA--a spot made famous by O. Winston Link's recording of N&W train 42 on Christmas Eve, 1957.

Railroad: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 630
Train ID: NS 957
Photo Date: April 05, 2014


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 05, 2014

Views: 1,583
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Photo ID: 428189

The town of Rural Retreat, VA was made famous among steam aficionados by the Christmas Eve 1957 recording of train 42, the eastbound Pelican, arriving and departing after making a flag stop. The n... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 630
Train ID: NS 958
Photo Date: March 09, 2013


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Mar 11, 2013

Views: 1,527
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