Northbound train #12 departing Winston-Salem Passenger Terminal bound for Roanoke behind 4-8-2 #116 in October 1953. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.
The Asheville train at Salisbury behind a single FP7, June 1971.
Dropping down Arrowhead grade south of Charlottesville. Notice difference in grille between lead unit and trailing FP7s. This train could only be shot in the long days of summer in light.
Starting the climb up Arrowhead grade.
Eastbound C&O passenger train George Washington rounding the curve at Quinnimont with a C&O 2-6-6-2 resting to the right. Photo by Bob Drake from the Tom Sink Collection
E7s were common on the Birmingham Special in the late 1960s. The train still had a full diner and plenty of head end business -- running 17 cars this day. It was a tough choice in 1968 whether t... (more)
An especially long 20 car George Washington needed four E8s instead of the usual three
N&W Eastbound train #4 behind #604 at Lynchburg, VA in Jaunary 1957. Photo by Bob Drake from the Tom Sink Collection
Northbound train #6 rolling through Greensboro, NC || Sept 1974
Nice to still find E6s in 1968!
Before the Crescent was combined with the Southerner to from Southern Crescent
Longer than usual consist for the Piedmont
Cresting the grade with mail and express train
Running downgrade after cresting ruling grade of the Washington Division at Arrowhead