Mar 11, 2006 - NS 9020 pops out of into daylight         
NS 9020 leads a loaded coal train out of Natural Tunnel as patrons and engineer wave to each other on a very nice 78 degree March day in SW Virginia. Natural Tunnel was formed by a river that flows through the tunnel and created a optimal route for the South Atlantic and Ohio railroad during its construction. The SA&O would later become part of the Southern and later Norfolk Southern and is now an important route for moving coal from the mines of SW Virginia to utilities in the southeast.
Date: 3/11/2006 Location: Natural Tunnel, VA   Map Show Natural Tunnel on a rail map Views: 595 Collection Of:   Carter Buchanan
Locomotives: NS 9020(C40-9W)    Author:  Carter Buchanan
Mar 11, 2006 - NS 9020 pops out of into daylight
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  E Tennessee and SW Virginia
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