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By:G. R. Harper
Dates:11/1/1946 - 2/21/2020
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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Harsco grinding train makes a pass
Title:  Harsco grinding train makes a pass
Description:  RMSX 1001 eastbound past the hydro dam at Reusens, VA
Photo Date:  12/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/9/2008 1:33:24 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  RMSX 1001(MoW Equipment)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Harsco rail grinder passes the defect detector
Title:  Harsco rail grinder passes the defect detector
Description:  Ealry morning rail grinding on a cloudy day in Reusens
Photo Date:  12/9/2008  Upload Date: 12/9/2008 1:28:19 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  RMSX 1001(MoW Equipment)
Views:  170   Comments: 1
Q30310 slices thru the fog and past the hydroelectric plant
Title:  Q30310 slices thru the fog and past the hydroelectric plant
Description:  Shabby Conrail paint on CSXT 7928 hauling Q30310 all alone thru a foggy James River valley
Photo Date:  12/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 4:30:50 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 7928(C40-8W)
Views:  211   Comments: 2
Into the fog goes the K88808 as it approaches the west end of the siding
Title:  Into the fog goes the K88808 as it approaches the west end of the siding
Description:  K88808 with UP power on the CSXT speeds sulphur thru a foggy Reusens
Photo Date:  12/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/10/2008 1:55:40 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  UP 6423(AC44CW)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
CSXT 29 eastbound past the hydro dam
Title:  CSXT 29 eastbound past the hydro dam
Description:  One of my favorite units, 29, probably because I spend so much time driving up and down US Rte. 29
Photo Date:  12/27/2008  Upload Date: 12/27/2008 2:52:22 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 29(AC44CW) CSX 419(AC44CW)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Eastbound headlights light up the iced-over code line
Title:  Eastbound headlights light up the iced-over code line
Description:  Ice storm in progress is evident by the ice clinging to the code line on the CSXT's James River S-D
Photo Date:  1/27/2009  Upload Date: 1/28/2009 10:39:31 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  117   Comments: 1
1-unit wonder in an icy wonderland eastbound
Title:  1-unit wonder in an icy wonderland eastbound
Description:  Engine 242 on the T16524 as seen from my back porch on an icy January day in 2009
Photo Date:  1/27/2009  Upload Date: 1/27/2009 3:41:27 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 242(AC44CW)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
G88021 with CSXT 4806 and 429 along a gloomy James River
Title:  G88021 with CSXT 4806 and 429 along a gloomy James River
Description:  Third train of the afternoon during the icing event in Lynchburg Jan. 27, 2009
Photo Date:  1/27/2009  Upload Date: 1/27/2009 4:38:45 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 4806(SD70MAC)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
Fog and ice next to the dam
Title:  Fog and ice next to the dam
Description:  A foggy, icy morning along the James River at Reusens
Photo Date:  1/28/2009  Upload Date: 1/28/2009 10:45:16 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  117   Comments: 0
Signal maintainers looking for sources of power outages and block lights
Title:  Signal maintainers looking for sources of power outages and block lights
Description:  Hi-rail truck rounds the curve approaching the west end of Reusens surrounded by icy code lines and fog.
Photo Date:  1/28/2009  Upload Date: 1/28/2009 10:42:45 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  167   Comments: 1
Red and green on a snowy background of white
Title:  Red and green on a snowy background of white
Description:  The green and reds of the EAS at the west end of Reusens look a little brighter with a snow white backdrop
Photo Date:  2/3/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2009 12:51:32 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  212   Comments: 2
Rerouted R59531 passes the hydro plant
Title:  Rerouted R59531 passes the hydro plant
Description:  Weather related reroute, R59531, passes the Reusens Hydro plant in an easterly direction
Photo Date:  2/5/2009  Upload Date: 2/5/2009 10:48:02 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 4833(SD70ACe)
Views:  239   Comments: 1
Rail train and new rail in the curve
Title:  Rail train and new rail in the curve
Description:  B01704 passes by curve on which it set off rail the week before. Train headed west for another assignment
Photo Date:  3/4/2009  Upload Date: 3/4/2009 11:31:38 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Winter
Locomotives:  CSX 2261(Road Slug)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
Newly installed solar-powered rail greaser
Title:  Newly installed solar-powered rail greaser
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/22/2009  Upload Date: 3/22/2009 2:22:43 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  418   Comments: 1
Sulphur train under clouds and code line
Title:  Sulphur train under clouds and code line
Description:  K88826 approaches the Reusens Dam on a terrific spring afternoon
Photo Date:  3/29/2009  Upload Date: 3/29/2009 3:21:20 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  UP 6451(AC44CW) UP 6733(AC44CW)
Views:  710   Comments: 1
Rainbow over rails
Title:  Rainbow over rails
Description:  Wierd weather combined to produce short-lived rainbow as the sun was setting. E.A.S. at the west end of Reusens in foreground.
Photo Date:  4/6/2009  Upload Date: 4/6/2009 9:22:30 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  119   Comments: 0
Curve patch gang action at the MP CAB 150.7
Title:  Curve patch gang action at the MP CAB 150.7
Description:  Curve patch gang changes out the outside rail on a curve at Reusens.
Photo Date:  5/5/2009  Upload Date: 5/5/2009 11:15:59 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  158   Comments: 1
CSXT 7339 passes flotsam against the dam from torrential rains the night before
Title:  CSXT 7339 passes flotsam against the dam from torrential rains the night before
Description:  Floating debris generated from torrential rains the night before provides backdrop for CSXT 7339 westbound
Photo Date:  5/15/2009  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 8:33:43 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7339(C40-8W)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Scrap rail in front.  Scrapped ovens to the rear
Title:  Scrap rail in front. Scrapped ovens to the rear
Description:  U28125 passes demolition work on the ovens at the former E. J. Lavino ferro-manganese blast furnace at Reusens.
Photo Date:  6/26/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 3:59:20 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 437(AC44CW)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
CSX 423 on Q30329 passes the old E. J. Lavino furnace
Title:  CSX 423 on Q30329 passes the old E. J. Lavino furnace
Description:  CSX 423 on Q30329 passes the three remaining ovens standing at the old E. J. Lavino ferro-manganese plant at Reusens. Ovens are being dismantled.
Photo Date:  6/29/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 6:07:17 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 423(AC44CW)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
CSX 2511 WB on the H74430 passing the doomed ovens
Title:  CSX 2511 WB on the H74430 passing the doomed ovens
Description:  2511 on the westbound H74430 passes the old E. J. Lavino plant at Reusens. Three of the four ovens in the background remain, but not for long
Photo Date:  6/30/2009  Upload Date: 6/30/2009 5:42:36 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 2511(GP38-2)
Views:  278   Comments: 0
CSXT 30 leads N65202 on the Fourth of July past the disappearing E. J. Lavino ovens
Title:  CSXT 30 leads N65202 on the Fourth of July past the disappearing E. J. Lavino ovens
Description:  One of the few trains that ran on the 4th of July seen across from the old E. J. Lavino funrace, now BRC Rail Car
Photo Date:  7/4/2009  Upload Date: 7/5/2009 12:16:35 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 30(AC44CW) CSX 258(AC44CW)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
CSXT 91 eastbound past the Lavino oven dismantling
Title:  CSXT 91 eastbound past the Lavino oven dismantling
Description:  Two of the ovens are gone. Two are left.
Photo Date:  7/13/2009  Upload Date: 7/14/2009 12:32:50 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 91(AC44CW)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
CSXT M of W hi-railing westbound past the on going Lavino oven dismantling
Title:  CSXT M of W hi-railing westbound past the on going Lavino oven dismantling
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/13/2009  Upload Date: 7/14/2009 12:35:44 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  128   Comments: 0
The code line and poles have disappeared
Title:  The code line and poles have disappeared
Description:  Victim of the signalling upgrade along the James River: poles and code line are removed. Wire still on the ground.
Photo Date:  7/15/2009  Upload Date: 7/16/2009 2:06:05 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  191   Comments: 0
Pole line taker-downers drift west past the back porch
Title:  Pole line taker-downers drift west past the back porch
Description:  I sure wish I could have some of those insulators.
Photo Date:  7/16/2009  Upload Date: 7/16/2009 11:27:48 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  187   Comments: 1
Stump of code line pole is all that's left
Title:  Stump of code line pole is all that's left
Description:  Code line at Reusens disappeared July 15, 2009
Photo Date:  7/16/2009  Upload Date: 7/16/2009 11:26:14 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  109   Comments: 0
Q30316 with 8853 all alone on a looong train by the single remining oven
Title:  Q30316 with 8853 all alone on a looong train by the single remining oven
Description:  CSXT 8853 on a Q303. one-unit wonder
Photo Date:  7/16/2009  Upload Date: 7/16/2009 11:24:04 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 8853(SD40-2)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
CSXT 8084 trails a WB grainer by the slowly refilling pond at Reusens Dam
Title:  CSXT 8084 trails a WB grainer by the slowly refilling pond at Reusens Dam
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/15/2009  Upload Date: 8/15/2009 12:17:43 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 8084(SD40-2)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
679 - Side dump cars pass my "Merry CSXmas" sign and the tree I did not bother to decorate this year.  Lazy me
Title:  679 - Side dump cars pass my "Merry CSXmas" sign and the tree I did not bother to decorate this year. Lazy me
Description: 
Photo Date:  12/23/2013  Upload Date: 12/28/2013 9:46:21 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  96   Comments: 0
779 - going away shot of Ringling Bros. Red Unit.  Animal cars along Hydro St.
Title:  779 - going away shot of Ringling Bros. Red Unit. Animal cars along Hydro St.
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/18/2014 2:26:44 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  55   Comments: 0
Rear of high and wide move, W90524.
Title:  Rear of high and wide move, W90524.
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/25/2014  Upload Date: 4/26/2014 10:47:10 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  218   Comments: 0
CSXT 5329 solo and LHF with one gondola.  F00414
Title:  CSXT 5329 solo and LHF with one gondola. F00414
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/14/2019  Upload Date: 3/1/2019 9:30:04 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 5329(ES44DC)
Views:  20   Comments: 1
CN 2131 was third of three units on oil train K08201 eastbound by the Reusens Dam pond
Title:  CN 2131 was third of three units on oil train K08201 eastbound by the Reusens Dam pond
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/4/2015  Upload Date: 3/4/2015 3:18:09 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CN 2131(C40-8)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
641 - CSXT 741 with a scrap tie train eastbound at the Reusens Dam
Title:  641 - CSXT 741 with a scrap tie train eastbound at the Reusens Dam
Description:  We're at the intersection of Old Trent's Ferry Rd and Hydro St.
Photo Date:  7/29/2013  Upload Date: 7/29/2013 8:41:49 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 741(ES44AC-H)
Views:  129   Comments: 2
Q30310 with CSXT 7542 leading passes the dam with the pond lowered
Title:  Q30310 with CSXT 7542 leading passes the dam with the pond lowered
Description:  They are doing maintenance on the wooden portion of the dam between the power houses. No pond and no code line in the way anymore.
Photo Date:  8/10/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2009 12:38:01 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 7542(C40-8) CSX 6461(GP40-2)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
A rerouted Q69909 with CSXT 9040 and 335 on the James River SD passes the drained pond
Title:  A rerouted Q69909 with CSXT 9040 and 335 on the James River SD passes the drained pond
Description:  Time to get out the chain saw and do a little riverside clearing!!
Photo Date:  8/10/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2009 6:53:57 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 9040(C40-9W)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
A morning shot of a westbound passing the drained Reusens Dam pond
Title:  A morning shot of a westbound passing the drained Reusens Dam pond
Description:  Go to www.lynchburghistory.com and click "Reusens" in search box to find a c.1925 Underwood & Underwood aerial of this very spot. VERY NEAT!
Photo Date:  8/11/2009  Upload Date: 8/11/2009 11:44:44 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 287(AC44CW)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
Slug and mom on the H743 head west past Reusens Dam with lowered pond
Title:  Slug and mom on the H743 head west past Reusens Dam with lowered pond
Description:  You will not all the wooden slats are out of the semi-circular portion between the two power houses. The concrete on which the steel work rests was the top of the dam until it was raised in 1931. Check this link out for c. 1925 view. http://www.lynchburghistory.com/details.php?gid=&sgid=&pid=9185
Photo Date:  8/11/2009  Upload Date: 8/11/2009 8:32:51 PM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 2269(Road Slug) CSX 6924(GP40-2)
Views:  347   Comments: 0
E56111 westbound passing the Reusens Dam in early morning sun with pond drained
Title:  E56111 westbound passing the Reusens Dam in early morning sun with pond drained
Description:  That's Judith Creek in the foreground carving a channel in the mud.
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 9:57:42 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 728(ES44AC-H)
Views:  850   Comments: 0
CSXT 728 on the E56111 westbound crosses Judith Creek emptying into a drained Reusens Dam pond
Title:  CSXT 728 on the E56111 westbound crosses Judith Creek emptying into a drained Reusens Dam pond
Description:  Judith Creek is the boundary between Bedford County to the right and the independent City of Lynchburg to the left.
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 10:00:16 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 728(ES44AC-H)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
E56111 continues up the James River lowered due to maintenance on the Reusens Dam
Title:  E56111 continues up the James River lowered due to maintenance on the Reusens Dam
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 10:04:58 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  160   Comments: 0
Tracks of a different nature at Reusens.  My tracks in the mud and Judith Creek in the mudflat of the drained James River pond
Title:  Tracks of a different nature at Reusens. My tracks in the mud and Judith Creek in the mudflat of the drained James River pond
Description:  The knee-high waders were invaluable to my mudflat mission
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 11:11:21 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  171   Comments: 0
Trains weren't the only thing moving
Title:  Trains weren't the only thing moving
Description:  Snapping turtle floats down Judith Creek toward drained Reusens Dam pond.
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 10:09:14 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  315   Comments: 0
CSXT 4681 westbound past the lowered Reusens Dam pond
Title:  CSXT 4681 westbound past the lowered Reusens Dam pond
Description:  We have a two-car derailment on the Buckingham Branch RR west of Crozet last evening to thank for all this westbound traffic on the James River today!
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 11:00:33 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 4681(SD70M)
Views:  540   Comments: 0
CSXT 4681 crosses Judith Creek at MP CAB 151 on the James River Subdivision
Title:  CSXT 4681 crosses Judith Creek at MP CAB 151 on the James River Subdivision
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 11:03:42 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CSX 4681(SD70M)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Coal mtys at speed rumble across Judith Creek on their way west up the James River behind CSXT 4681
Title:  Coal mtys at speed rumble across Judith Creek on their way west up the James River behind CSXT 4681
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 11:05:22 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  195   Comments: 0
CSXT 4681's train fades into the distance on its westbound trek to Clifton Forge on the James River SD at MP CAB 151
Title:  CSXT 4681's train fades into the distance on its westbound trek to Clifton Forge on the James River SD at MP CAB 151
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/13/2009  Upload Date: 8/13/2009 11:07:43 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  129   Comments: 0
Eastbound T13212 with CSXT 422 and 435 broadside on a sunny morning viewed from the drained Reusens Dam pond
Title:  Eastbound T13212 with CSXT 422 and 435 broadside on a sunny morning viewed from the drained Reusens Dam pond
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/14/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 9:43:27 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 422(AC44CW) CSX 435(AC44CW)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
The T13212 again this time with the Reusens defect detector (MP CAB 150.8 on  the James River SD) in view
Title:  The T13212 again this time with the Reusens defect detector (MP CAB 150.8 on the James River SD) in view
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/14/2009  Upload Date: 8/14/2009 9:47:25 AM
Location:  Reusens, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 422(AC44CW) CSX 435(AC44CW)
Views:  164   Comments: 0


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