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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: 418533

Seaboard Air Line passenger, mail, and express train No. 3 is working the passenger station at Raleigh, NC in February 1966. Two road grime covered E7's are in charge of the train today awaiting ... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Air Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SAL 3044
Train ID: SAL No. 3
Photo Date: February, 1966


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By: Wharton Separk

Added: Dec 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 416260

The Newport News section of the GEORGE WASHINGTON slows for a stop at Lee Hall.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Lee Hall, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 4025
Train ID: C&O 41
Photo Date: May, 1970


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Nov 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 416258

A matched A-B-A set of EMD E8 units is stopped at Petersburg with the SILVER STAR late in the afternoon. This was the only time that I saw such a perfect three-unit set on the SCL.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 584
Train ID: SCL 21
Photo Date: May, 1970


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Nov 27, 2012

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Photo ID: 405163

Southbound train #5 departing Ponoma Yard in Greensboro, NC || Sept 1972

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6147
Train ID: SOU 5
Photo Date: September, 1972


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Aug 02, 2012

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Photo ID: 403892

N&W Train 5, operating between Bluefield, W. Va. and Norton, Va., crosses trestle #1398 three miles from Coeburn, Va. in fall colors on Oct. 28, 1956. Class E2a 578 is one of two Pacific 4-6-2's... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Coeburn, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 578
Train ID: NW 5
Photo Date: October 28, 1956


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jul 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 401952

The historic Crescent Route ran from Atlanta to Montgomery on the A&WP/WofA and from Montgomery to New Orleans on the L&N. This route was changed in the late 60s to ATL-New Orleans via Birmingham ... (more)

Railroad: Georgia Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: West Point, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: GA 1029
Train ID: GA 38
Photo Date: September, 1969


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jun 28, 2012

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Photo ID: 400767

The combined L&N Pan-American (from Cincinnati), Piedmont Limited (a Southern-West Point run from New York, combined at Montgomery), and Gulf Wind (from Jacksonville, via SAL, added at Flomaton, A... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Observation Car
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: LN Royal Canal
Train ID: LN 99
Photo Date: March, 1964


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 400760

The northbound L&N Southland--a Tampa/St. Pete to the Midwest train handled by the L&N between Cincinnati and Atlanta--swings off the NC&StL main line at Cartersville onto the "New Line" to Etowah... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E6
Location: Cartersville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 752
Train ID: LN 32
Photo Date: 1956


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 400749

The southbound L&N Southland--a Tampa/St. Pete-Midwest train handled by the L&N between Cincinnati and Atlanta--has the signal from CUT Tower A and is moving out for Atlanta. Back under the concou... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E6
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: LN 772
Train ID: LN 33
Photo Date: 1956


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 400743

White extra flags are being placed on the front of L&N RS-3 240 for a very special run. For more than a decade, L&N operated several “Kiddie Specials” each March for Louisville-area elementary sch... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 242
Train ID: LN X242S
Photo Date: March, 1959


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 398058

N&W Westbound Powhatan Arrow train #25 at Christiansburg, VA in June 1955 powered by J-class #600. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 600
Train ID: NW 25
Photo Date: June, 1955


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: May 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 397243

This slide has been in my collection for many years, though I regrettably do not know the identity of the photographer. The scene is L&N’s old Canal Street station in the “Big Easy”—New Orleans. T... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: LN 761
Train ID: LN 6
Photo Date: June 05, 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 396417

Steam escapes from the traps on heavyweight L&N coach 2512 as its dark blue paint reflects the platform lights at Corbin on an August evening in 1963. This is southbound train 17, the nightly Cinc... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Coach
Location: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 2512
Train ID: LN 17
Photo Date: August, 1963


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 29, 2012

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Photo ID: 395546

The SILVER STAR is pictured running northbound south of Petersburg on a November Saturday morning. I was on my way to intercept Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 759 on the N&W.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Dinwiddie, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 597
Train ID: SCL 22
Photo Date: November 02, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Apr 19, 2012

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Photo ID: 393661

An SCL E6A leads an RF&P E8 and another SCL unit on the southbound EVERGLADES . The train is stopped at the former ACL station.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E6A
Location: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 516
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 31, 2012

Views: 3,820
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