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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb4291

Observing along the Norton Branch of the Southern Railroad. Train pulling upgrade as smoke almost vertical indicating slow speed. Train headed upgrade could be heard miles off; train coming downgrade wouldn't be heard until nearby sometimes causing dangerous situations on trestles.

Image ID: theb4291, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Virginia, Bristol area
Photo Date: 1931 January
Photographer: Mr. Benton Hickok

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