3 pics at switchback
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Is this just a possible soot fire in the exhaust ducts or is the locomotive in serious trouble?
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Subject: 3 pics at switchback
A friend forwarded this.
On Today 1-30-2018 Around 5pm an east bound Norfolk Southern train was looking
just like a steam engine.. The second unit in the consist was shooting up super-high
flames of fire and hugh-gulps of gigantic smoke while east bound thru Upland,Elkhorn,
Switchback & Maybeury,West Virginia In McDowell County, By the time it arrived in
Bluefield,WV Mercer County around 6pm there were no longer any flames of fire or smoke..
As a veteran Railroad Photographer It was both dramatic and scary at the same time.
All pictures by Timothy L.Hairston 60 missionary Church Road Upland,WV 24831-9601
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