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G. R. Harper's Collection
 
10/17/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:G. R. Harper
Dates:3/21/2017 - 3/21/2017
Album Info:shots of the Ringling train on a portion of its trip between Cincinnati and Norfolk
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Equipment on the RBBX Blue Unit at 4:30 am on 3/21/2017 leaving Kinney YArd
Title:  Equipment on the RBBX Blue Unit at 4:30 am on 3/21/2017 leaving Kinney YArd
Description:  Both Ringling trains passed through Lynchburg this date. The Blue unit Trenton, NJ, to Richmond, VA, and the Red Unit, Cincinnati to Norfolk
Photo Date:  3/20/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 10:20:00 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  132   Comments: 0
My chase of the Red Unit began at Cotton Mill trestle.  This coal empty, 821, met the circus train, 099, at Forest, VA
Title:  My chase of the Red Unit began at Cotton Mill trestle. This coal empty, 821, met the circus train, 099, at Forest, VA
Description:  Trestle (and the two other big ones, "Possum Creek and Beaver Creek) part of the N&W Belt Line built 1906-1908 to bypass congested downtown Lynchburg. The Belt Line was built for double track, but remained a single-track line.
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:19:58 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 7267(SD9043MAC)
Views:  202   Comments: 2
Rear of 821 on Cotton Mill trestle
Title:  Rear of 821 on Cotton Mill trestle
Description:  line part of the N&W Belt Line built 1906-1908 to bypass downtown Lynchburg. Note it was built to accommodate double track, but never received a second span.
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:24:13 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  90   Comments: 0
RBBX red unit starts across Cotton Mill trestle.
Title:  RBBX red unit starts across Cotton Mill trestle.
Description:  About eight hours earlier the Blue unit, running from Trenton, NJ, to Richmond, VA, crossed Cotton Mill headed east as well!
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:26:47 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC) NS 3602(Unknown)
Views:  202   Comments: 3
NS 099, RBBX Red unit, on Cotton Mill trestle
Title:  NS 099, RBBX Red unit, on Cotton Mill trestle
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:28:50 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  140   Comments: 2
NO 099 on Cotton Mill trestle
Title:  NO 099 on Cotton Mill trestle
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:30:22 AM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  115   Comments: 0
Pacing along US 460
Title:  Pacing along US 460
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:31:36 AM
Location:  Concord, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  120   Comments: 0
NS 099 under signals at Bowler, just east of Pamplin City
Title:  NS 099 under signals at Bowler, just east of Pamplin City
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:32:59 AM
Location:  Bowler, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  167   Comments: 2
NS 099, RBBX red unit, at Bowler,
Title:  NS 099, RBBX red unit, at Bowler,
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:34:46 AM
Location:  Bowler, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  124   Comments: 1
Circus people with super soaker in action
Title:  Circus people with super soaker in action
Description:  Can you think of any other class of people who have accumulated as much RARE MILEAGE as circus people?
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:36:22 AM
Location:  Bowler, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  165   Comments: 0
NS 099 at Pamplin (or, Pamplin City if you prefer)
Title:  NS 099 at Pamplin (or, Pamplin City if you prefer)
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:38:52 AM
Location:  Pamplin, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  157   Comments: 1
NS 3602 trails NS 099 at Pamplin
Title:  NS 3602 trails NS 099 at Pamplin
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:40:43 AM
Location:  Pamplin, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3602(Unknown)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
MAny vestiblues were occupied by circus people enjoying the ride, and, perhaps, enjoying the attention.  Regrettably all this will be history in about two months
Title:  MAny vestiblues were occupied by circus people enjoying the ride, and, perhaps, enjoying the attention. Regrettably all this will be history in about two months
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:42:25 AM
Location:  Pamplin, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  221   Comments: 0
another occupied vestibule
Title:  another occupied vestibule
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:44:50 AM
Location:  Pamplin, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  104   Comments: 0
NS 099 at Burkeville, VA.  About eight hours earlier the RBBX Blue Unit was at Burkeville en route to Richmond.  Red unit en route to Norfolk
Title:  NS 099 at Burkeville, VA. About eight hours earlier the RBBX Blue Unit was at Burkeville en route to Richmond. Red unit en route to Norfolk
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:46:20 AM
Location:  Burkeville, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  119   Comments: 1
NS 099 heads toward Crewe, VA, for a crew change
Title:  NS 099 heads toward Crewe, VA, for a crew change
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:51:03 AM
Location:  Burkeville, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3602(Unknown)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
rear of NS 099 leaving Burkeville, VA.
Title:  rear of NS 099 leaving Burkeville, VA.
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:52:40 AM
Location:  Burkeville, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  148   Comments: 0
NS 099 leaving Crewe after crew change
Title:  NS 099 leaving Crewe after crew change
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:54:08 AM
Location:  Crewe, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  246   Comments: 3
NS 099's power as seen from VA 49 at the east end of Crewe Yard
Title:  NS 099's power as seen from VA 49 at the east end of Crewe Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:55:46 AM
Location:  Crewe, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
NS 099 rounds the curve at Blackstone, VA
Title:  NS 099 rounds the curve at Blackstone, VA
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:58:04 AM
Location:  Blackstone, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  143   Comments: 1
NS 099, RBBX red unit passenger cars, round the curve at Blackstone
Title:  NS 099, RBBX red unit passenger cars, round the curve at Blackstone
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 9:59:30 AM
Location:  Blackstone, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  131   Comments: 0
Rear of NS 099 in the curve at Blackstone, VA.
Title:  Rear of NS 099 in the curve at Blackstone, VA.
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 10:01:27 AM
Location:  Blackstone, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  107   Comments: 0
Final location of the day was at JAck, VA.  This is where the Old Line and the Belt Line around Petersburg,VA, diverge
Title:  Final location of the day was at JAck, VA. This is where the Old Line and the Belt Line around Petersburg,VA, diverge
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 10:04:02 AM
Location:  Jack, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3609(ET44AC)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
NS 099, the RBBX red unit, on last leg of its trip to Norfolk.
Title:  NS 099, the RBBX red unit, on last leg of its trip to Norfolk.
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 10:07:57 AM
Location:  Jack, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 3602(Unknown)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
RBBX red unit passenger cars headed to Norfolk, VA
Title:  RBBX red unit passenger cars headed to Norfolk, VA
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 10:12:22 AM
Location:  Jack, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  130   Comments: 0
RBBX 85701 brings up the rear of NS 099 at Jack, VA.  Train will continue across the coastal plain of Virginia to Norfolk, VA
Title:  RBBX 85701 brings up the rear of NS 099 at Jack, VA. Train will continue across the coastal plain of Virginia to Norfolk, VA
Description:  The chase ended here as I had to get my travelling companion to the Richmond airport whose flight left in 1' 15" !!!
Photo Date:  3/21/2017  Upload Date: 3/22/2017 10:14:07 AM
Location:  Jack, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  155   Comments: 1
A little "Petersburg cut-off" history here.  I was at the west end, Jack.  Poe, the eastern end, is mentioned
Title:  A little "Petersburg cut-off" history here. I was at the west end, Jack. Poe, the eastern end, is mentioned
Description:  A little blurb about Norfolk is mentioned, too.
Photo Date:  2/4/1910  Upload Date: 3/24/2017 9:57:51 AM
Location:  Jack, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  100   Comments: 1


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