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RailPictures.Net Photo: RF&P 147 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac EMD GP40-2 at Alexandria, Virginia by NS4Ever

RailPictures.Net Photo: RF&P 147 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac EMD GP40-2 at Alexandria, Virginia by NS4Ever

RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 3167 Southern Railway EMD SD45 at Alexandria, Virginia by Marty Bernard

RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 3167 Southern Railway EMD SD45 at Alexandria, Virginia by Marty Bernard

The "Southern Crescent" at Alexandria, Virginia. The Southern Crescent was an overnight passenger train operated by the Southern Railway between Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. The original Crescent Limited name dates to 1925. In 1970, the Crescent was combined with the Southerner, and the consolidated train renamed the Southern Crescent. Railroad President W. Graham Claytor, Jr., added green and gold E-8A locomotives with the name on on the nose and a focus on Southern hospitality on…

The "Southern Crescent" at Alexandria, Virginia. The Southern Crescent was an overnight passenger train operated by the Southern Railway between Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. The original Crescent Limited name dates to 1925. In 1970, the Crescent was combined with the Southerner, and the consolidated train renamed the Southern Crescent. Railroad President W. Graham Claytor, Jr., added green and gold E-8A locomotives with the name on on the nose and a focus on Southern hospitality on…

RailPictures.Net Photo: N&W 2156 Norfolk & Western Steam 2-8-8-2 at Roanoke, Virginia by Michael Ridenhour

RailPictures.Net Photo: N&W 2156 Norfolk & Western Steam 2-8-8-2 at Roanoke, Virginia by Michael Ridenhour

RailPictures.Net Photo: B&O 1457 Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) EMD E9(A) at Charlottesville, Virginia by Douglas G. Walker

RailPictures.Net Photo: B&O 1457 Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) EMD E9(A) at Charlottesville, Virginia by Douglas G. Walker

RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 1011 Norfolk & Western Alco C425 at Norton, Virginia by Ron Flanary

RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 1011 Norfolk & Western Alco C425 at Norton, Virginia by Ron Flanary

RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 2813 Southern Railway EMD GP38-2 at Appalachia, Virginia by Ron Flanary

RailPictures.Net Photo: SOU 2813 Southern Railway EMD GP38-2 at Appalachia, Virginia by Ron Flanary

RailPictures.Net Photo: CofG 811 Central of Georgia EMD E8(A) at Chicago, Illinois by Roger Lalonde

RailPictures.Net Photo: CofG 811 Central of Georgia EMD E8(A) at Chicago, Illinois by Roger Lalonde

Norfolk & Western C630 #1131 appears to be relegated to switching duties during its final years of service as it travels through the large terminal in Bluefield, West Virginia with slug #9910 during October of 1980.

Norfolk & Western C630 #1131 appears to be relegated to switching duties during its final years of service as it travels through the large terminal in Bluefield, West Virginia with slug #9910 during October of 1980.

RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 156 Norfolk & Western FM H24-66 at Mullens, West Virginia by Donald Haskel

RailPictures.Net Photo: NW 156 Norfolk & Western FM H24-66 at Mullens, West Virginia by Donald Haskel

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