In the spring of 1966, Southern eliminated a portion of its Washington to Memphis “Tennessean” passenger train, nos. 45 and 46. The Chattanooga to Memphis leg was retained for a few more years, an... (more)
Rumbling through Lynchburg in the pouring rain.
Southern E8 6910 leads an E7 under the bridge at Blue Ridge with train 45, TENNESSEAN, on a beautiful fall afternoon.
Odd unit for yard work: Southern F7A 4217 was pressed into yard duty this snowy day in 1964, since there were no GP7s available at Appalachia.
Southern Knoxville Division local mail train #4 from Knoxville arrives at its final destination(crossing State Street). The train has a single rider coach hidden by the two boxcars in the yard. ... (more)
Westbound train #45, The Tennessean, about to make its station stop at Glade Springs, VA on a snowy, yet busy February day in 1962.
A five-unit set of Fs has train 62, the "Bristol Man," climbing the tough grade up to the "Gooseneck." The wooden trestle here gave way to a steel bridge about ten years after this exposure.
The first train from the then-new mine at Wentz, VA eases up to the old depot at Big Stone Gap. The 51-car train of "Big Reds" carried high quality met coal to US Steel in Birmingham. This was the... (more)
A brand new Hudson Hornet crosses in front of Norfolk & Western/Southern train #151/41, "The Pelican," while the N&W J that brought it into town retreats in the background. FP7 #6144 was delivered... (more)
An Interstate Railroad mine run using Southern F7s backs throught Appalachia after dropping coal loads at the transloader west of town.
SOU 6120 leads an eastbound Yuma Turn at Appalachia. The 'brass' (left) is in town to coordinate terminal consolidation with the Interstate Railroad.
This photo was taken on the first day of the Interstate Railroad strike 1967 which resulted in this train being operated by an officer crew as it works the L&N interchange at Dorchester Jct.
Southern F units are in mine run service on the Interstate, as they back to the yard at Andover. Old US 23 crossed here at Bessie's Diner (an infamous eatery from those days).
Copper Creek---before the trees along the Clinch River blocked the view of the lower bridge (which was also wooden in 1966).