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By:G. R. Harper
Dates:11/1/1946 - 9/17/2020
Album Info:Shots of trains in my 'hood, past and present. Reusens is located at MP CAB 150 on the CSXT James River S-D. A mile-long siding is here.
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Not really railroad related, but it is a nice little reminder of the days when Reusens was a stand-alone community, and not so much simply a Lynchburg neighborhood.
Title:  Not really railroad related, but it is a nice little reminder of the days when Reusens was a stand-alone community, and not so much simply a Lynchburg neighborhood.
Description:  Earl Moran, who drew the calendar art, was quite a prolific pin-up girl artist. Marilyn Monroe in her early years modeled for him! This illustration, needless to say, is one of his milder drawings.
Photo Date:  11/1/1946  Upload Date: 7/16/2011 11:56:50 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Low wave C&O geeps eastbound spring 1964
Title:  Low wave C&O geeps eastbound spring 1964
Description:  Box camera shot taken in 1964. The signal was retired and removed on August 4, 2008.
Photo Date:  1/1/1964  Upload Date: 9/7/2007 8:06:09 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Allow me a moment of personal privilege.  Here is an eleven-year-old GRH (left) standing at Hydro Street and Old Trents Ferry Rd.
Title:  Allow me a moment of personal privilege. Here is an eleven-year-old GRH (left) standing at Hydro Street and Old Trents Ferry Rd.
Description:  Looking a bit like Eddie Munster, here is the author of this album and others.
Photo Date:  1/1/1964  Upload Date: 3/9/2010 10:09:35 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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C&O caboose 262 on the rear of a train in 1964 past the dam
Title:  C&O caboose 262 on the rear of a train in 1964 past the dam
Description:  Look at all the code line wires, too, back in 1964.
Photo Date:  6/11/1964  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 11:27:58 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Original Norfolk Southern boxcar on a 1964 train
Title:  Original Norfolk Southern boxcar on a 1964 train
Description:  NS (original) boxcar at Reusens, VA
Photo Date:  6/11/1964  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 11:30:11 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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B&W C&O GP's EB by the old boathouses at the dam
Title:  B&W C&O GP's EB by the old boathouses at the dam
Description:  One of my first train pictures. I was 11. A Kodak Brownie camera. Eastbound coal at the Reusens dam in June of 1964
Photo Date:  6/15/1964  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 5:26:41 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 6210(GP9)
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Engineer wave from C&O 624?
Title:  Engineer wave from C&O 624?
Description:  Guessing at the last digit of thei C&O GP9
Photo Date:  7/4/1964  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 11:38:19 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 6240(GP9)
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C&O cab 192? EB under the cantilever at the west end of siding
Title:  C&O cab 192? EB under the cantilever at the west end of siding
Description:  A 1966 going away shot
Photo Date:  3/15/1966  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 11:34:46 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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C&O hopper car (at an angle) EB
Title:  C&O hopper car (at an angle) EB
Description:  Dinky (by today's standards) hopper car EB at Reusens, VA
Photo Date:  3/15/1966  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 11:32:24 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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1966 worm's eye view of the C&O
Title:  1966 worm's eye view of the C&O
Description:  Camera on crosstie, then click
Photo Date:  3/15/1966  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 11:36:42 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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C&O 6263 eastbound past the boathouses behind Reusens Dam
Title:  C&O 6263 eastbound past the boathouses behind Reusens Dam
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Photo Date:  3/15/1968  Upload Date: 3/8/2010 7:55:20 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CO 6263(GP9)
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The silent E. J. Lavino furnace at Reusens.  Quiet since August 1967
Title:  The silent E. J. Lavino furnace at Reusens. Quiet since August 1967
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Photo Date:  3/1/1970  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 2:19:32 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Article from Aug. 19, 1967, describing the Lavino plant shutdown.  This time it was permanent.
Title:  Article from Aug. 19, 1967, describing the Lavino plant shutdown. This time it was permanent.
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Photo Date:  3/3/1970  Upload Date: 5/25/2016 7:12:31 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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C&O 6086 leads coal train at the east end siding at
Title:  C&O 6086 leads coal train at the east end siding at
Description:  Instamatic shot of eastbound at the east end of Reusens siding.
Photo Date:  4/1/1970  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 5:48:53 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 6086(GP9)
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A view looking west from a bluff
Title:  A view looking west from a bluff
Description:  A view looking west of the Reusens area above the east end of the siding
Photo Date:  4/1/1970  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 5:53:57 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Something not seen anymore... pulpwood!  at east end Reusens.  April 1970
Title:  Something not seen anymore... pulpwood! at east end Reusens. April 1970
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Photo Date:  4/9/1970  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 10:27:00 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Lots of cabooses on the rear of this April 1970 train near the east end of Reusens
Title:  Lots of cabooses on the rear of this April 1970 train near the east end of Reusens
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Photo Date:  4/10/1970  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 10:24:19 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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E. J. Lavino furnace
Title:  E. J. Lavino furnace
Description:  Here is a shot of the silent E. J. Lavino furnace at Reusens. Closed in August, 1967. It produced ferro-manganese.
Photo Date:  7/7/1970  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 5:48:05 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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East end Reusens siding straight-railed.  New frog needed. Old one tossed to the left.   One "bent" of the Southern trestle over the James River visible in background.
Title:  East end Reusens siding straight-railed. New frog needed. Old one tossed to the left. One "bent" of the Southern trestle over the James River visible in background.
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Photo Date:  8/10/1970  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 10:30:29 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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 of W equipment store in the house track at Reusens... when there was a house track
Title:  of W equipment store in the house track at Reusens... when there was a house track
Description:  The station at Reusens stood at the far end of the track.
Photo Date:  4/1/1971  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 2:27:44 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Me, the Geek, standing on M of W equipment parked on the house track at Reusens
Title:  Me, the Geek, standing on M of W equipment parked on the house track at Reusens
Description:  Compare to this photo, taken a few weeks later http://throbbingunits.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=260367
Photo Date:  4/2/1971  Upload Date: 10/20/2015 2:34:34 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Autumn Leaf Special
Title:  Autumn Leaf Special
Description:  Westbound Autumn Leaf Special at the Reusens Dam. train made loop around Virginia. Newport News to Clifton Forge via the James River, return via Charlottesville.
Photo Date:  10/24/1971  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 1:05:54 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Yours truly riding the Autumn Leaf Special
Title:  Yours truly riding the Autumn Leaf Special
Description:  I am the very last one in the car. My family had come down to watch us pass by. Those were the days! Imagine riding in an open car today.
Photo Date:  10/24/1971  Upload Date: 10/8/2013 10:53:35 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Baby brother and a passing C&O train
Title:  Baby brother and a passing C&O train
Description:  My baby brother, Tom, and his friend watch a passing C&O train at the dam at Reusens
Photo Date:  7/7/1973  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 8:52:45 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Chessie System GE in light snow at the dam
Title:  Chessie System GE in light snow at the dam
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Photo Date:  2/14/1980  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 11:52:07 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 8264(B30-7)
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C&O and Chessie System in the snow
Title:  C&O and Chessie System in the snow
Description:  C&O 7567 and a GE product bring an eastbound through the curve next to the Reusens hydroelectric plant
Photo Date:  3/15/1980  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 11:37:20 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 7567(SD40)
Views:  988   Comments: 0
Winter view from my porch overlooking the James River
Title:  Winter view from my porch overlooking the James River
Description:  WM unit and others head west up the James River
Photo Date:  4/14/1980  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 11:58:04 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Westbound GE action at the dam
Title:  Westbound GE action at the dam
Description:  Chessie System 8278 westbound past the dam at Reusens, VA
Photo Date:  4/15/1980  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 6:59:54 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 8278(B30-7)
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Rounding the curve just west of the west end of the siding
Title:  Rounding the curve just west of the west end of the siding
Description:  Chessie 4402 and a GE product bring a train west.
Photo Date:  6/15/1980  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 6:15:18 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 4402(GP40-2)
Views:  1951   Comments: 8
Bedroom window view from the humble homeplace.  Summer 1980
Title:  Bedroom window view from the humble homeplace. Summer 1980
Description:  A bunch of units heads west past the house
Photo Date:  7/7/1980  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 6:42:01 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 4412(GP40-2)
Views:  955   Comments: 4
614 screams past the dam
Title:  614 screams past the dam
Description:  Whistle screaming for the crossing, 614 heads west past the Reusens Dam on a Richmond-Balcony Falls round trip.
Photo Date:  10/15/1980  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 6:05:38 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 614(4-8-4)
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Rear of Chessie Steam Special
Title:  Rear of Chessie Steam Special
Description:  Rear of the Chessie Steam Special passes by the transformer yard at the Reusens Dam.
Photo Date:  10/15/1980  Upload Date: 8/7/2007 6:12:26 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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My younger brother Tom, pictured elsewhere in this album, watches some empty C&O / Chessie hoppers go west.
Title:  My younger brother Tom, pictured elsewhere in this album, watches some empty C&O / Chessie hoppers go west.
Description:  Corner of Old Trent's Ferry and Hydro Sts.
Photo Date:  9/15/1981  Upload Date: 7/17/2010 8:17:39 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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C&O 614 WB
Title:  C&O 614 WB
Description:  614 at Reusens on a Richmond-Balcony Falls trip
Photo Date:  10/1/1981  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 1:02:16 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 614(4-8-4)
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C&O 4095 in the curve below the dam
Title:  C&O 4095 in the curve below the dam
Description:  Love that Enchantment Blue! Don't yue?
Photo Date:  5/15/1982  Upload Date: 7/23/2007 9:12:10 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 4095(GP40)
Views:  962   Comments: 0
Chessie GE power eastbound at the dam
Title:  Chessie GE power eastbound at the dam
Description:  EAstbound Chessie System power
Photo Date:  6/15/1982  Upload Date: 2/7/2008 10:25:25 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 8243(B30-7)
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Caboose telephoto at the dam
Title:  Caboose telephoto at the dam
Description:  Caboose in the distance and new crossties at the dam at Reusens. Note switch ties still in place to former dam spur.
Photo Date:  3/15/1984  Upload Date: 8/6/2007 11:46:16 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Reflections at Reusens
Title:  Reflections at Reusens
Description:  Two Chessie GE's and a C&O EMD are reflected in the misty pond on the James River abovethe Reusens Dam.
Photo Date:  5/14/1984  Upload Date: 8/5/2007 5:13:04 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CO 8272(B30-7) CO 3910(GP39) CO 8286(B30-7)
Views:  1938   Comments: 2
Chessie System pair takes a train of mtys west along the JAmes River above the Reusens dam
Title:  Chessie System pair takes a train of mtys west along the JAmes River above the Reusens dam
Description:  Canoe shot. Date approximate
Photo Date:  9/14/1984  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 3:25:02 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  BO 4240(GP40-2) CO 4380(GP40-2)
Views:  1031   Comments: 2
Chessie U-boat long-hood forward on the local freight.  Date approximate.
Title:  Chessie U-boat long-hood forward on the local freight. Date approximate.
Description:  Boat houses were severely damaged during the Camille flood in 1969 and were wiped out in the 1985 flood and soon removed thereafter
Photo Date:  9/14/1984  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 3:10:24 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  CO 8249(B30-7)
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The flood waters of the Great Flood of 1985 cover the Rails
Title:  The flood waters of the Great Flood of 1985 cover the Rails
Description:  Looking east towards Reusens village during the Flood of 1985
Photo Date:  11/5/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2007 10:07:56 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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water-coverd rails
Title:  water-coverd rails
Description:  Flood waters swirl around the Reusens Dam and over the RR tracks
Photo Date:  11/5/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2007 10:09:03 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Flood waters creep up on the west end of the siding
Title:  Flood waters creep up on the west end of the siding
Description:  The water still had about another four feet to go
Photo Date:  11/5/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2007 10:10:19 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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The flood of 1985 is about at its crest covering Hydro St and the Rails
Title:  The flood of 1985 is about at its crest covering Hydro St and the Rails
Description:  Reusens Dam at the height of the Great Flood of 1985. Go to http://www.lynchburghistory.com/details.php?gid=&sgid=&pid=9686 to see an aerial shot of t his.
Photo Date:  11/5/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2007 10:19:15 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Flood waters cascade over the Rails
Title:  Flood waters cascade over the Rails
Description:  Flood waters seeking its own level are taking rr ballast along with it
Photo Date:  11/5/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2007 10:11:13 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Freight cars askew after having been submerged by the flood the day before
Title:  Freight cars askew after having been submerged by the flood the day before
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Photo Date:  11/6/1985  Upload Date: 7/6/2016 2:52:08 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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View from above looking into the Buncher Rail Car yard ravaged by the flood the day before
Title:  View from above looking into the Buncher Rail Car yard ravaged by the flood the day before
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Photo Date:  11/6/1985  Upload Date: 7/6/2016 2:54:47 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Debris deposited at the east end of the siding
Title:  Debris deposited at the east end of the siding
Description:  The day after the Great Flood of 1985
Photo Date:  11/6/1985  Upload Date: 9/25/2007 10:07:08 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Real estate removed during Flood of 1985
Title:  Real estate removed during Flood of 1985
Description:  Canyon gouged out between the RR and the Reusens power plant
Photo Date:  11/6/1985  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 12:52:51 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Flood of 85 washout at the Reusens Dam
Title:  Flood of 85 washout at the Reusens Dam
Description:  Rails and ties in mid-air the day after the Flood
Photo Date:  11/6/1985  Upload Date: 7/21/2007 12:15:43 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  1055   Comments: 1


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