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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: 393654

A Southern FP7 heads two E7 units on the eastbound BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL just east of Roanoke. It had been ten years since I visited this famous railfan spot.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 6135
Train ID: Sou 48-18
Photo Date: June, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 392842

The Newport News section of the GEORGE WASHINGTON hustles through the Morrison section of Newport News near the final destination.

Railroad: Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 4021
Train ID: 42
Photo Date: September, 1968


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 390397

Northbound Southern Rwy Train #6 meeting #219 at Pomona || August 1972

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE U30C
Location: Pomona, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3801
Train ID: SOU 219
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 389217

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SR 6135
Train ID: SR 5
Photo Date: August, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 11, 2012

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Photo ID: 388798

Classic N&W steam action in Roanoke in this Summer 1954 scene as train #46 rolls through downtown behind J-class #605. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 605
Train ID: NW 46
Photo Date: July, 1954


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Feb 05, 2012

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Photo ID: 387503

Subsequent to the July 1, 1967 merger between SAL and ACL, repainting of locomotives for both roads began almost immediately. Initially, Seaboard locomotives received what became known as the "sp... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 544
Train ID: No. 3
Photo Date: October, 1967


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By: Wharton Separk

Added: Jan 22, 2012

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Photo ID: 383310

N&W GP9 #500 leads #18 east of Salem, VA in this winter 1971 scene.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Salem, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 500
Train ID: NW 18
Photo Date: February, 1971


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Dec 08, 2011

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Photo ID: 374295

Southern train #5 with piggybacks meeting #154 at Hoskins, NC || Nov. 1972

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Hoskins, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6149
Train ID: SOU 5
Photo Date: November, 1972


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Sep 07, 2011

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Photo ID: 373823

611 departs Williamson with Train No.15 The Cavalier

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Williamson, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: NW 611
Train ID: NW 15
Photo Date: May 25, 1957


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By: Collection of Heath Nicks

Added: Sep 02, 2011

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Photo ID: 373480

The Everglades

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E6(A)
Location: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 514
Train ID: 85
Photo Date: September 14, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Aug 29, 2011

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Photo ID: 373023

N&W Train #11 at Winston-Salem behind a single GP9, April 1960. Bob Drake photo, collection of Tom Sink.

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: NW 514
Train ID: NW 11
Photo Date: April, 1960


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By: Bob Drake [Collection of Tom Sink]

Added: Aug 24, 2011

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Photo ID: 372941

The Everglades. SCL 504, an E6, is the second unit.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1012
Train ID: RFP 85
Photo Date: November 16, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Aug 24, 2011

Views: 3,885
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Photo ID: 372197

The Silver Comet

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Doswell, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1011
Train ID: RFP 33
Photo Date: September 22, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Aug 17, 2011

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Photo ID: 371898

The Silver Star.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1003
Train ID: RF&P 21
Photo Date: April 08, 1969


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Aug 14, 2011

Views: 4,303
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Photo ID: 371897

The last run of what was the Seaboard Air Line Sunland.

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Ashland, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: RF&P 8
Photo Date: September 09, 1968


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Aug 14, 2011

Views: 3,401
Comments: 4

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