Southern Railway empty coal train near Dendron, NC

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Southern Railway empty coal train near Dendron, NC

Sometimes you have to be part mountain goat to get up to the best vantage point. It also helps to be young. An empty coal train is climbing the grade over the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Southern Railway near Dendron, NC on May 23, 1981. Engines 3168, 3261, and 3076 are pulling 98 empty coal hoppers. Disk 127