Category: history

In the pouring rain Southern’s southbo…

In the pouring rain Southern’s southbound “Southern Crescent” is near Laurel, Mississippi in June of 1978.

Led by what appears to be a trio of E8As wit…

Led by what appears to be a trio of E8As with #6905 up front, the Southern Crescent hurries southbound near Meridian, Mississippi during May of 1978.

SR’s Southern CrescentWashington–New Orleans…

SR’s Southern Crescent

Washington–New Orleans Southern Crescent departing Atlanta, late 1977.

A quartet of Southern E8As are running light…

A quartet of Southern E8As are running light out of Washington Union Station, bound for maintenance and fuel at nearby Ivy City after completing their run of the northbound “Southern Crescent” during September of 1977.

The “Southern Crescent” arrives …

The “Southern Crescent” arrives under the wires at our nation’s capital during September of 1977.

Pre-Amtrak Southern Railway Crescent 1977 wi…

Pre-Amtrak Southern Railway Crescent 1977 with E8 Diesels

8mm film of arrival at Alexandria, Virginia on August 28, 1977 after passing of northbound Amtrak Silver Meteor. Train is nearing its terminus at Washington DC after overnight run from New Orleans and Atlanta.

A quartet of Southern E8As led by #6904 have…

A quartet of Southern E8As led by #6904 have the “Southern Crescent” as it accelerates away from Alexandria, Virginia during August of 1977. Jerry Custer photo.

Northbound Piedmont Limited at Greensboro be…

Northbound Piedmont Limited at Greensboro behind two FP7s toward the end of its operation.

November, 1976

Southern’s Piedmont Limited at Greensb…

Southern’s Piedmont Limited at Greensboro, NC

July, 1976

A long string of Southern E8A’s have t…

A long string of Southern E8A’s have the northbound “Southern Crescent” as the train enters the superelevated curve leading to the station in Alexandria, Virginia on a July evening in 1976. Jerry Custer photo.