Starting east  Contributor's Pick!       
An eastbound 178 car loaded coal train gets started from Crewe. This was the point where coal trains were consolidated after getting over the Blue Ridge. Some prodigious consists went east from here to tidewater, as the gradient was quite easy. I often saw trains in the 225 car range on this line.
Date: 5/14/1988 Location: Crewe, VA   Map Show Crewe on a rail map Views: 171 Collection Of:   Tom Beckett
Locomotives: NS 8672(C39-8E) NS 8688(C39-8E)    Author:  Tom Beckett
Starting east
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