Southern Railway westbound train of 98 empty coal hoppers leaving Dendron

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Southern Railway westbound train of 98 empty coal hoppers leaving Dendron, NC

Engines 3168, 3261, and 3076 are pulling a westbound train of 98 empty coal hoppers on May 23, 1981. The train is just leaving Dendron.

Southern Railway westbound train of 98 empty coal hoppers on the middle horseshoe curve

A few minutes later the train is going around the middle horseshoe curve. The little crossing is not that hard to get to as evident by the number of railfans congregated by the curve. You have to be part mountain goat to get up to my vantage point. Disk 127

Southern Railway engines 3168, 3261, and 3076 on westbound train of 98 empty coal hoppers