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Passenger Trains of the South Before Amtrak
A colorful and diverse group of railroads operated passenger trains in the South that ranged from speedy limiteds like the Panama Limited and Silver Meteor to regional and branchline services.
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Photo ID: 103409

Southern Railway FP7 6147 heads #5 "The Piedmont" at Alexandria, VA in September 1974.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6147
Train ID: SOU 5
Photo Date: September, 1974


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By: Douglas G. Walker

Added: Apr 26, 2005

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Photo ID: 89284

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7 (A)
Location: Old Fort, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6139
Train ID: SOU 004
Photo Date: June, 1975


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By: Ellis Simon

Added: Dec 30, 2004

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Photo ID: 89263

SOU #4 approaching Biltmore Station where it will begin its run from Asheville to Salisbury.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7 (A)
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: 6139
Train ID: SOU 004
Photo Date: June, 1975


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By: Ellis Simon

Added: Dec 30, 2004

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Photo ID: 75989

Last northbound Silver Comet pauses at Athens depot. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Agfachrome

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Athens, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SCL 34
Photo Date: October 15, 1969


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Aug 30, 2004

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Photo ID: 70160

One week from Amtrak. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Agfachrome

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 1451
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 24, 1971


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Jul 20, 2004

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Photo ID: 63794

Crossing the Southern's main line. Unit is ex-C&O; back on home rails.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 1466
Train ID: C&O 2
Photo Date: June 02, 1970


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: May 30, 2004

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Photo ID: 62417

RDC-4 9080 leads westbound #39 operating between Elkhorn City, KY and Ashland, KY preparing to pick up an empty express car (far left in the background) at Paintsville yard.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: Budd RDC-4
Location: Paintsville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 9080
Train ID: #39
Photo Date: June, 1962


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By: Larry Fellure

Added: May 19, 2004

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Photo ID: 56600

Honeywell Pentax H1a

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP-7
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6143
Train ID: SOU 38
Photo Date: November, 1969


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Apr 06, 2004

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Photo ID: 56458

Honeywell Pentax H1a; Ektachrome

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6908
Train ID: SOU 47
Photo Date: April 05, 1969


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Apr 05, 2004

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Photo ID: 56182

Royal Palm departs Atlanta NB. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Ektachrome

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 2919
Train ID: SOU 4
Photo Date: April 05, 1969


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Apr 03, 2004

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Photo ID: 56072

Car tonks set to work breaking up the lengthy Peach Queen. Honeywell Pentax H1a

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SOU 29 - The Peach Queen
Photo Date: December 06, 1968


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Apr 02, 2004

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Photo ID: 53267

Seminole pulls in for a flag stop. Honeywell Pentax H1a

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E-6 (A)
Location: Sylvester, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 503
Train ID: SCL 9
Photo Date: April 19, 1969


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Mar 12, 2004

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Photo ID: 47009

SR #2, the northbound Southern Crescent, makes its station stop at Alexandria, VA. Unit 6913 went on to be NJ Transit E8A 4334.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 6913
Train ID: SR #2
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: G. R. Harper

Added: Jan 21, 2004

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Photo ID: 44500

Locomotive being uncoupled after arrival; once you could see this scheme every day!

Railroad: Atlantic Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: ACL 524
Train ID: ACL 54
Photo Date: July, 1958


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Dec 31, 2003

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Photo ID: 30698

After dropping freight at Alexandria Yard

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: FP7
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6138
Train ID: SOU 8
Photo Date: February 16, 1975


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Sep 05, 2003

Views: 4,986
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