Location ID Help

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Wed Jul 27 09:45:31 EDT 2016

Given that this is a K2 it could be earlier than late 1958, early 1959.  But the October, 1957 date given on the picture seems suspect from  looking at the bare trees and dead vegetation on the ground. Having grown up in Lynchburg,  most leaves would still be on the trees and the ground vegetation still dense on October 13.

    Ray Smoot

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I don't truly know the circumstances of the move, but it is a streamline K2 as second locomotive. It was well recorded, as I've got two (I think) John Krause photos of the same move at Montvale or slightly east of Montvale. I suspect that the K2 was being moved west for Roanoke Shops as it is obviously still under steam. Sadly, Krause never bothered to put dates on any of his negatives, so an actual date is difficult without notes.

I was not sure of the exact location, but I'd agree with Ray and Aubrey, it fits the location, but it seems to be a pretty infrequently photographed location.

Ken Miller

On Jul 27, 2016, at 7:48 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:


This picture was taken about 1 ½ miles west of Kinney Yard in Lynchburg. Toward the right is Timberlake Road.  The underpass in the center is a private road and creek  and is likely still here.  Given the J in freight service this picture has likely taken in late 1958 or very early `59.

     Ray Smoot

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Can anyone help identify the location of this scene?  Looking at the full size scan it appears to be an empty hopper train.  I have exhausted all efforts to try and figure out where it is and hope someone on here can help solve the mystery.

Jeff Hawkins


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