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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: 310475

The Southern Crescent at Alexandria, VA, with the George Washington Masonic Memorial in the background.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6913
Train ID: SOU 2
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: G. R. Harper

Added: Jan 12, 2010

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Photo ID: 310181

Northbound Piedmont Limited near Greensboro in 1978.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6147
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1978


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Jan 10, 2010

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Photo ID: 310012

L&N #15 "The SouthWind" gets refueled at Louisville Union Station.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E6(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 522
Train ID: LN 15
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Lin Moss

Added: Jan 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 309108

L&N "Pan American" awaits its next duties at LUS. On the left, You can see the C&O "George Washington".

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 786
Train ID: LN 9
Photo Date: 1968


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By: Lin Moss

Added: Jan 02, 2010

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Photo ID: 297449

SCL No. 21 (Silver Star) sweeps through Millbrook, NC just north of Raleigh, NC led by an ex-SAL E7A equipped with a hancock air whistle, an ex-ACL/ex-RF&P E8B and 12 cars.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Millbrook, NC, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 559
Train ID: SCL 21
Photo Date: July, 1968


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By: Wharton Separk

Added: Sep 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 294503

Leased RF&P E8 1014 drifts down the Blue Ridge grade with tr. 25, POWHATAN ARROW. The class J 4-8-4s were mostly in standby or freight service after N&W President Stuart Saunders decided to hurry ... (more)

Railroad: Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: RFP 1014
Train ID: 25
Photo Date: November 07, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

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Photo ID: 294498

Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.

Railroad: Atlantic Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: ACL 524
Train ID: NW 4
Photo Date: November 06, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

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Photo ID: 294496

Southern E8 6910 leads an E7 under the bridge at Blue Ridge with train 45, TENNESSEAN, on a beautiful fall afternoon.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Blue Ridge, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6910
Train ID: N&W 45
Photo Date: November 05, 1958


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 20, 2009

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Photo ID: 283741

Southern's Piedmont Limited at Greensboro, NC in 1976.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6135
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1976


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By: Tom Sink

Added: May 15, 2009

Views: 4,137
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Photo ID: 276818

J 603 rolls downgrade with a complete streamlined set of equipment on the POWHATAN ARROW bound for Cincinnati. This is the 4-8-4 featured in O. Winston Link's long recording of train 42 at Rural R... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Bonsack, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: 603
Train ID: tr. 25
Photo Date: November 11, 1956


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Mar 21, 2009

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Photo ID: 276079

CofG 805 leads the Savannah-Atlanta (via Macon) Nancy Hanks.

Railroad: Central of Georgia
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: CG 805
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1969


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Mar 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 271617

Westbound train #45, The Tennessean, about to make its station stop at Glade Springs, VA on a snowy, yet busy February day in 1962.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Glade Springs, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2907
Train ID: SOU 45
Photo Date: February, 1962


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 13, 2009

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Photo ID: 265731

Train #6, the northbound Piedmont, with four FP7s (6149, 6135, 6132, 6145). Note the string of pigs behind the passenger equipment.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Gaffney, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6149
Train ID: Piedmont Limited
Photo Date: March 24, 1973


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By: TL Scott

Added: Jan 03, 2009

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Photo ID: 257296

Silver Star passes Virginia State College

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Ettrick, VA, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 597
Train ID: SCL #21
Photo Date: August 17, 1969


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By: Walter Gay

Added: Oct 25, 2008

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Photo ID: 243998

This Seaboard Air Line passenger train is carrying a Louisville & Nashville car, perhaps indicating some sort of joint service.

Railroad: Seaboard Air Line
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Plant City, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 17, 1958


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By: Neil Plagens

Added: Jul 25, 2008

Views: 8,483
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