Southern Railway freight train 172 stopped at Saluda, NC to turn up retainers on all cars May 4, 1981

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Southern Railway freight train 172 stopped at Saluda, NC to turn up retainers on all cars May 4, 1981

The train has stopped with the first 20 cars or so over the crest of the hill. The brakemen will set up retainers on all the cars. In December 2001, Norfolk Southern discontinued Asheville to Greenville, SC service via this line and re-routed 10 freight trains per week over the Asheville to Salisbury line.

Southern Railway rail wear test truck R-3 at Tryon

Earlier in the day (May 4, 1981), I took a couple pictures of the rail wear test truck R-3 at Tryon, NC. Disk 127

Southern Railway rail wear test truck R-3 at Tryon

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