Depot Doings: Toccoa, GA / Belmont, NC / Saluda, NC / Tryon, NC / Donalds, SC / Orange, VA

Featured Southern Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia:

  • Toccoa, GA – 6/22/80
  • Belmont, NC – 7/30/80
  • Saluda, NC – 5/10/80
  • Tryon, NC – 5/10/80
  • Donalds, SC – 2/23/80
  • Orange, VA – 3/13/72

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Southern Railway Steam Feature for October 2013

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway steam subjects for this October post include various locations in North Carolina and Alabama:

  • Southern Railway # 4056 up Saluda Grade, NC
  • Southern Railway # 5045 & # 5023 at Melrose, NC (Foot of Saluda Grade)
  • Southern Railway # 5045 & # 5023 on Saluda Grade
  • Southern Railway # 5047 pushing # 5045 & # 5023 up Saluda
  • Southern Railway # 6688 at Attalla, AL

Images courtesy of Frank Ardrey Collection except where noted.


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NEW! Southern Steam Feature

southern-railway-logoA new photo feature here at Rock on Trains will feature various types of steam locomotives from such railroads as the Southern, Louisville & Nashville, NC&StL and Central of Georgia. April’s Southern Steam subjects are on the Southern Railway at various locations:

  • Sou Rwy No. 1341 – Saluda Grade – 1946
  • Sou Rwy No. 1380 – Atlanta, GA – 7/47
  • Sou Rwy No. 1459 – Saluda Grade – 7/49
  • Sou Rwy No. 1479 – Location Unknown – 1946


Photos courtesy of www.railarchive.net.

  • Sou Rwy No. 4834 – Greenville, SC – 7/53
  • Sou Rwy No. 4885 – Charlotte, NC – 5/6/46
  • Sou Rwy No. 1205 – E. St. Louis, IL – 7/38
  • Sou Rwy Steam Enroute to Scrappers – Kidsville, NC – 11/3/52


Photos courtesy of www.rr-fallenflags.org.


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