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G. R. Harper's Collection
 
12/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:G. R. Harper
Dates:3/21/2018 - 3/21/2018
Album Info:A nice snowfall on the first full day of Spring, 2018. Trains captured and a few woodsy scenes. A real "Robert Frost" day
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Regional train 176 arrives from Roanoke.  Train terminated in New York
Title:  Regional train 176 arrives from Roanoke. Train terminated in New York
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:18:49 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  AMTK 25(P42DC)
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Train 176 boards is passengers
Title:  Train 176 boards is passengers
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:21:49 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  AMTK 25(P42DC)
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Regional train 176 departs Lynchburg
Title:  Regional train 176 departs Lynchburg
Description:  Train normally runs all the way to Boston. Terminated in New York this trip. Bad WX
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:23:00 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  AMTK 25(P42DC)
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Conductor on train 176 probably wondering about nutty people out in a snow storm taking train pictures.
Title:  Conductor on train 176 probably wondering about nutty people out in a snow storm taking train pictures.
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:24:53 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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The rear of Regional train #176 clears the platform at Lynchburg.
Title:  The rear of Regional train #176 clears the platform at Lynchburg.
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:26:55 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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NS train 213 met the Amtrak Regional at "McIvor", north of Lynchburg.
Title:  NS train 213 met the Amtrak Regional at "McIvor", north of Lynchburg.
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:28:16 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 9903(C44-9W)
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NS train 213 enters the Park Avenue tunnel
Title:  NS train 213 enters the Park Avenue tunnel
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:30:51 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 7672(ES44DC)
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Amtrak #20, northbound Crescent, typically late, on the platform in Lynchburg
Title:  Amtrak #20, northbound Crescent, typically late, on the platform in Lynchburg
Description:  3 1/2 hours late today
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:32:21 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  AMTK 2(P42DC)
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A tardy Amtrak #20 departs Lynchburg.  Greater Lynchburg Transit and Kemper Street Station in the background.
Title:  A tardy Amtrak #20 departs Lynchburg. Greater Lynchburg Transit and Kemper Street Station in the background.
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:34:07 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  AMTK 2(P42DC)
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Snowy scene on the Blackwater Creek trail.  En route to shoot some rr-related images
Title:  Snowy scene on the Blackwater Creek trail. En route to shoot some rr-related images
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:44:09 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Sign alerting trail users to the tunnel ahead.
Title:  Sign alerting trail users to the tunnel ahead.
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:53:15 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Highlight of the trail system in Lynchburg is this, the oldest tunnel on the ex-N&W.  Cut c. 1850 by the Virginia & Tennessee, Lynchburg's first railroad
Title:  Highlight of the trail system in Lynchburg is this, the oldest tunnel on the ex-N&W. Cut c. 1850 by the Virginia & Tennessee, Lynchburg's first railroad
Description:  Hard to believe J-class engines with their trains passed through this!
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 8:54:41 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Blackwater Creek tunnel portal up close
Title:  Blackwater Creek tunnel portal up close
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:11:34 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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A flashback.  The tunnel c. 1970
Title:  A flashback. The tunnel c. 1970
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:33:01 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Another historical look back.  The last revenue train to use the tunnel prior to the creation of NS.
Title:  Another historical look back. The last revenue train to use the tunnel prior to the creation of NS.
Description:  N&W used the line to transfer cars to the C&O in downtown Lynchburg. After the June 1, 1982, merger, cars were interchanged using the Southern Ry's track, their Old Main Line, to downtown Lynchburg
Photo Date:  5/30/1982  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:34:32 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Looking into the Virginia & Tennesee / Blackwater Creek trail tunnel
Title:  Looking into the Virginia & Tennesee / Blackwater Creek trail tunnel
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:13:09 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Yet another look into the past.  About a month after the NW/SOU merger rusty rail conditions apply at the tunnel now that is is no longer active.
Title:  Yet another look into the past. About a month after the NW/SOU merger rusty rail conditions apply at the tunnel now that is is no longer active.
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Photo Date:  6/30/1982  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:38:15 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Looking upgrade away from the tunnel.
Title:  Looking upgrade away from the tunnel.
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:48:16 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Drill, ye tarriers, drill!  bore holes at the entrance to the V&T / Blackwater Creek tunnel
Title:  Drill, ye tarriers, drill! bore holes at the entrance to the V&T / Blackwater Creek tunnel
Description:  Dating back to c. 1850
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:14:21 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Looking inside the 800- foot, curved tunnel
Title:  Looking inside the 800- foot, curved tunnel
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:15:54 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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"Kemper Station" portion of the trail underneath the single "bent" of the ex- Southern's Blackwater Creek trestle
Title:  "Kemper Station" portion of the trail underneath the single "bent" of the ex- Southern's Blackwater Creek trestle
Description:  The line was originally built as the connection between the Lynchburg & Durham and the Norfolk & Western, c. 1885. Later used as N&W's connection to the C&O
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:49:35 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Prior picture, but with the N&W still in place
Title:  Prior picture, but with the N&W still in place
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Photo Date:  5/30/1982  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:54:36 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Looking up at the outside of the curved of the Blackwater Creek trestle
Title:  Looking up at the outside of the curved of the Blackwater Creek trestle
Description:  Span was built as part of Southern Railway's "Lynchburg cut-off" to bypass the grades and congestion of the original line through downtown Lynchburg. Line opened for traffic on March 1, 1911.
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 9:58:53 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Looking up at the inside of the curved Blackwater Creek trestle
Title:  Looking up at the inside of the curved Blackwater Creek trestle
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 10:02:19 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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NS train 12R crosses the Blackwater Creek trestle.
Title:  NS train 12R crosses the Blackwater Creek trestle.
Description:  I'm standing at the end of the N&W's (nee Virginia & Tennessee) bridge over Blackwater Creek
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 10:03:42 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  NS 9266(C44-9W)
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NS train 12R looms high overhead/
Title:  NS train 12R looms high overhead/
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 10:06:18 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Nothing rr related here, except tht I am standing on a former N&W bridge to take the shot
Title:  Nothing rr related here, except tht I am standing on a former N&W bridge to take the shot
Description:  Looking down at Blackwater Creek in snowy woods (the Robert Frost image)
Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 10:07:45 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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12R as seen through snow-laden branches
Title:  12R as seen through snow-laden branches
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 10:10:02 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Before leaving the trail area I grabbed a shot of Blackwater Creek pouring over the Hollins Mill dam
Title:  Before leaving the trail area I grabbed a shot of Blackwater Creek pouring over the Hollins Mill dam
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Photo Date:  3/21/2018  Upload Date: 3/21/2018 10:11:16 PM
Location:  Lynchburg, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Views:  71   Comments: 0


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