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Photo ID: 421457

This evening, I found the scribbled notes from the day Sonny Burchfield and I chased this train. They had been squirreled away in a box of "junk" for 47 years, but amazingly, the notes were still ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Speers Ferry, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3003
Train ID: SOU X3003East
Photo Date: January 02, 1966


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 15, 2013

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Photo ID: 412779

Four Southern Ry. high-nose GP30's (2530 in the lead) leave Potomac Yard, Virginia, on a dash to Atlanta on Feb. 22, 1964 as a RF&P Alco switcher 63 was handling yard duties.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2530
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 21, 1964


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Oct 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 411170

Eastbound coal train at Gate City, VA on the Appalachia Division behind three SD35s in July 1966.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Gate City, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3009
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 16, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Oct 05, 2012

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Photo ID: 403718

Late in the steam era on Southern Railway, Ls-2 simple 2-8-8-2 4050 works the Bristol local upgrade just west of the crossing at Sunbright, VA. The grade is nearly two percent at this point. Both ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-8-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4050
Train ID: SOU 62
Photo Date: November 05, 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 397255

Dieselization came to Southern's Appalachia Division in 1947 when this four-unit F3 set arrived. Nicknamed "Big Sid," the four units had extra ballast installed to improve rail adhesion. This east... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Glenita, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4172
Train ID: SOU 88
Photo Date: 1947


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 397254

Dieselization came to Southern's Appalachia Division in 1947 when this four-unit F3 set arrived. Nicknamed "Big Sid," the four units had extra ballast installed to improve rail adhesion. This east... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Sigma, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4171
Train ID: SOU 60
Photo Date: 1947


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 387990

Southern Extra 3004 East--a "radio train" turn to Yuma--meets Appalachia Division train 63, the westbound "Bristol Man" at Tito. At the time, this was pure timetable and train order territory. It ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Jasper, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3004
Train ID: SOU Extra3004E
Photo Date: March, 1966


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jan 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 369933

You didn't normally see a B-unit leading---but they did at times. Notice the swing-away back up light in the door of this Southern F7B as it comes back to the old yard at Appalachia after the yard... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(B)
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4383
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1965


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 369910

The Southern yard crew is returning from a transfer run of empty hoppers to the Interstate at Andover. The photo was taken from the platform of a bay window cab beside the yard office. That device... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 4220
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1964


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 25, 2011

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Photo ID: 369746

This is the "before" shot to this one: http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=369641&nseq=0 This shot appeared in an old issue of CTC Board Magazine under the title "Rerailing by Committee.... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 3012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1966


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 369641

Four new SD35s mingle with older power at Andover on a snowy day in early 1966. Four more SD35s are in the yard, but there's no more space for them in the cramped engine facility. The yard crew wi... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1966


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 369638

Obviously it was a snow day and school was closed, since I walked down to Southern's yard to photograph any of the power laying over there. Typical for the time, a perfectly matched A-B-B-B-A F7 s... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 4217
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1962


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 368507

Several months before its closure, Intermont Yard at Appalachia, VA hosts a string of Fs and Geeps of its owner, Southern Railway. Two Interstate RS-3s are also there---borrowed by the big road (w... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 6116
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1965


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 11, 2011

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Photo ID: 368387

Eastbound coal drops down 1.7 percent grade toward Natural Tunnel. The combination steel and timber trestle here was known as "Bootleg"---named for an establishment that dispensed illegal liquor b... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 3004
Train ID: SR Extra3004East
Photo Date: March, 1966


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 10, 2011

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Photo ID: 334203

Classic N&W wig wags protect the crossing at Seven Mile Ford, VA in the spring of 1962 as train 46, the eastbound “Tennessean” roars through en route to DC and New York City. A sizable consist tra... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Seven Mile Ford, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6130
Train ID: SOU 46
Photo Date: March, 1962


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By: Bob McCracken

Added: Aug 09, 2010

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