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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.

The classic Louisville scene: L&N’…

The classic Louisville scene: L&N’s southbound Pan-American beside the Louisville section of C&O’s George Washington

August 08, 1968

L&N “Pan American” awaits it…

L&N “Pan American” awaits its next duties at LUS. On the left, You can see the C&O “George Washington”.

1968

Southbound Pan-American to New Orleans is ne…

Southbound Pan-American to New Orleans is nearly ready to roll…as C&O’s George Washington (Louisville section) awaits departure for Ashland.

April, 1966

Amtrak E60CHs 973 and 974 – 5 Photos by…

Amtrak E60CHs 973 and 974 -- 5 Photos

Amtrak E60CHs 973 and 974 – 5 Photos by Marty Bernard

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AMTK 973 with Train 89, the Palmetto, at the lower-level platforms of Washington Union Station on January 27, 1977.

SR, Old Fort, North Carolina, 1973 by Center …

SR, Old Fort, North Carolina, 1973

SR, Old Fort, North Carolina, 1973 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Southern Railway’s eastbound Asheville Special eases to a stop at Old Fort, North Carolina, in August 1973. Many years after this incident, one of the children shown here got in touch with the photographer. By then an adult, she had seen the picture in a magazine and wanted a print to remind her of the enjoyable trip with her family. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-01-085-01

SR, Old Fort, North Carolina, 1973 by Center …

SR, Old Fort, North Carolina, 1973

SR, Old Fort, North Carolina, 1973 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Southern Railway’s eastbound Asheville Special crawls through the fog near Old Fort, North Carolina, in August 1973. At the time of the photograph, Amtrak had been operating for more than two years, but Southern was not yet a participant, continuing to operate its own passenger trains. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-01-084-12

Southern Asheville Special Marion, NC

Southern Asheville Special Marion, NC

Southern Asheville Special Marion, NC

SR FP7 6139 leads a 3 car #4 out of Marion in December 1972. When Amtrak started up in May 1971, Southern was one of the few roads not to turn over control of passenger service on their lines to Amtrak. They wanted the independence to run their premium Southern Crescent the way they wanted. But they also ran some minor trains that they also had to continue. One was the Asheville Special which at this time was running from Asheville to Greensboro. Southern assigned a dome-coach for passengers to enjoy the looping grade bewteen Asheville and Old Fort. It ran that way until the train was discontinued in August 1975.

Southern Railway FP7 6142 in August 1971 by M…

Southern Railway FP7 6142 in August 1971

Southern Railway FP7 6142 in August 1971 by Marty Bernard

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Photo by Roger Puta, caption by ctillnc on Train Orders.

Looks like the about-to-be eastbound Asheville Special approaching Biltmore station from the servicing track in the freight yard. Photo is facing west. Left-hand cantilever signal bridge is still there, for now at least. Track closest to platform is the Spartanburg line via Saluda. By this time the Asheville station had been torn down.