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folio iconRailroad : Drake Railroad Photograph Collection : Drake Collection Stations A - K
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Title Altavista Station and the Royal Scot passing by
creator no creator given
  • depot
  • Railroad
  • Drake
  • Virginia
  • South Railway
  • SOU. RWY.
  • Locomotive
  • Engine
owner dla
copyright dla
conditions of use Permission to publish Norfolk Southern images must be obtained from NS before TIFF images will be provided. Please contact
work type Photograph
work date 19691008
material Black & White
current site CD: DLA046 CD: DLA003 dr001-148
notes Sou. Rwy. STa. Altavista, Va. "Royal Scot" passing Oct 18, 1969. 2/17/2005: email received from D. Sherwood, England: The description regarding this particular photograph is wrong, the Loco in question is not the Royal Scot, but an A3 Pacific, No 4472, "Flying Scotsman". It was built in 1925 and was the first loco to have officaly reached 100 mph(1934). The loco visted the USA in 1968 / 69, which wouldtie in with the photograph date. It is currently preserved by the National Railway Collection, York, England
source I.N. Drake
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