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Photo ID: 546086

June 14, 1987: Even though this is now a Norfolk Southern operation, the daily "C" train is led by a classic Southern Railway GP38-2 this evening. The train has just passed the control p... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Dan'lboone, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5230
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 14, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Sep 10, 2015

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Photo ID: 545315

Statesville was a great spot to fan in the 1970s with good traffic that really moved, even though the plant was not exactly cutting-edge. Here is proof as a crew member runs ahead to line the way... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3258
Train ID: SOU 165
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: David Harris

Added: Sep 06, 2015

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Photo ID: 545055

A pair of SD40-2s help with a Chattanooga-bound coal train. Up front are a pair of SD35s and an SD24.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: RC car
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 905931
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: David Harris

Added: Sep 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 545054

SD35s team with an SD24 to lead coal out of Knoxville and toward Chattanooga. Back in the train an RC car transmits the engineer's every whim to a pair of SD40-2s.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD35
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3068
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: David Harris

Added: Sep 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 544124

Southbound near Asheville, NC led by SD45 3167.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3167
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1986


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Aug 27, 2015

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Photo ID: 541732

Ragged and rusted, this old relic still shows its identity thru all the years since it was last used on the railroad. Long live the Southern Railway!

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FTB
Location: Duluth, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 960604
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 01, 2015


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By: Allan R. Willams Jr.

Added: Aug 08, 2015

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Photo ID: 540741

If memory serves, the turn between Eufaula and Ozark was down to three days a week by 1975, but I cannot remember if it was a roundtrip on M-W-F, or wb to Ozark on M-W-F, and eb back to Eufaula on... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Clio, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2834
Train ID: Ozark turn
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Aug 01, 2015

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Photo ID: 540304

On April 18, 1986, a couple of GE units are pulling the eastbound "West Local," headed for home at Bulls Gap, TN after making a round trip to Frisco, TN. The train is crossing the Holsto... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE B30-7A1
Location: Surgoinsville, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3511
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 18, 1986


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 540302

June 13, 1985: I knew this wasn't the safest spot to take a train photo, but I wanted to nail a Southern unit on the point of train 256, the Belmont, before the NS horse wiped it all out. Jones' C... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Irondale, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3292
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 13, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 540299

One of my favorite all-time diesel locomotives: the Southern Railway SD24. Number 6305 of this distinguished group idles at Andover, VA on January 3, 1975.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD24
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6305
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 23, 1975


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 540296

Pretty as a picture: Southern Railway FP7 number 6141 fronts an office car special at Appalachia, VA on June 12, 1978. The green FP7s were used for several years in such service, and man, they loo... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Appalachia, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6141
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 12, 1978


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 540295

For lots of reasons you can't take this shot today, because the trees have hidden it all, the Southern is long gone, and they don't operate mid-train remotes now. This was taken on May 11, 1984. I... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Sunbright, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5228
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 540294

"Do you wanna ride to Miller Yard and back in the morning with me. There won't be too many more chances." The voice on the other end of the phone was Southern Railway Appalachia Division... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5087
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 22, 1980


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 540292

On June 26, 1984, Southern Railway Appalachia Division train 122 is climbing upgrade at Speers Ferry, VA. From the Clinch River at its confluence with Copper Creek, the railroad follows Troublesom... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Speers Ferry, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3291
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 26, 1984


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 28, 2015

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Photo ID: 538395

On March 18, 1985, a westbound Yuma Turn throttles up after a train order meet at Tito Siding (Jasper, VA). The SD40 on the left is one of two six-motor units behind the cab of a unit coal train b... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Jasper, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5229
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 18, 1985


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 14, 2015

Views: 5,169
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