Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald
Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald
Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald
Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald
Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald

Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald

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Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald
 
Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950s-1970s by Dalton P Billy McDonald
Hard Cover
132 pages
Copyright 2015
CONTENTS
Carolina Yard, Shelton, Virginia Beach, VA    4
Norfolk, VA to Chocowinity, NC20
Pinetown, Belhaven Branch35
Chocowinity, NC, Lee Creek Branch37
Chocowinity, New Bern Branch40
Chocowinity to Raleigh NC50
Raleigh, Glenwood Yard, Boylan59
Raleigh to Varina, Fayetteville Branch74
Varina to Star, Durham Branch85
Star, Aberdeen Branch103
Star to Charlotte, NC116
A BRIEF LOOK BACK AT THE RAILROAD NS
The Norfolk Southern Railway was one of the smaller class 1 line haul railroads, and served the states of Virginia and North Carolina. It had a long and colorful history dating back to February 1, 1883, when predecessor railroad Elizabeth City and Norfolk's name was changed to Norfolk Southern Railroad. Over the next thirty years or so, the railroad would continue to expand while also going through several reorganizations.
By 1913 the NS had a main line 385 miles long extending from Norfolk, Va. to Charlotte N.C. The most notable feature of the line was a five mile long wooden pile trestle across North Carolina's Albemarle Sound between Edenton and Mackeys. With the lease of the Durham and South Carolina Railroad in 1920. the Norfolk Southem's expansion was over. The railroad then totaled 944 miles of track. Through abandonments, the railroad started to shed unprofitable lines. In 1946, dieselization began with the purchase of a Baldwin switcher and in 1954 it was completed. By the 1970s the size of the railroad was down to 624 miles, which was operated by 599 employees using 37 locomotives and 2457 freight cars. In 1972 the stockholders approved a merger with the Southern Railway, and on January 1, 1974 the merger took place.
While the NS is gone, it is certainly not forgotten, and I hope that this book helps keep that memory alive.


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