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Collection Number: P0032

Collection Title: Frank Clodfelter Photographic Collection, 1952-1981

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Cars of freight train on New River Bridge in Virginia, September 1972 (P0032), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size 1.8 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 245 items)
Abstract Frank Clodfelter started work for the Southern Railway in 1931 and, during his career, held a variety of posts including that of locomotive engineer. Photography was one of Clodfelter's interests, and he won several awards for his photographic work. The collection consists of 14 black-and-white images and 229 color slides made mostly of railroads in western North Carolina between 1952 and 1981.
Creator Clodfelter, William Franklin, 1911-1984.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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For copyright and use restrictions contact the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Frank Clodfelter Photographic Collection #P0032, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Frank Clodfelter of Asheville, N.C., in 1981 (27817-28045, 30411).
Additional Descriptive Resources
The manuscript materials in series 3 of this collection contain original descriptions used to create descriptions in series 1 and 2.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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William Franklin Clodfelter was born in Asheville, N.C., on 20 June 1911, the son of James F. Clodfelter, a Southern Railway employee. After finishing high school, he attended Asheville-Biltmore College (now the University of North Carolina at Asheville) in 1931-1932 and later graduated from Jones Business College in Orlando, Fla.

Frank Clodfelter started work for the Southern Railway in 1931 and, during his career, held a variety of posts including that of locomotive engineer. Photography was one of Clodfelter's interests, and he won several awards for his work. He served as chief photographer for The Asheville Citizen for three years. Clodfelter wrote several articles in newspapers and magazines, and he authored the text for Fogg and Steam: A Regional Look at Steam in North America, published in 1978 by the Pruett Publishing Company, Boulder, Colo. He was also an outdoors enthusiast and conservationist. Frank Clodfelter died on 29 June 1984.

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The William Franklin Clodfelter collection consists of 14 black-and-white images and 229 color slides made mostly of railroads in western North Carolina between 1952 and 1981. The color slides were described by Frank Clodfelter and include descriptions of engines, railroads, train routes, tunnels, and western North Carolina scenery, as well as additional subjects.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981.

14 items.

Arrangement: Original order.

This series includes black-and-white images relating to railroads and scenery in western North Carolina. Each image has both a black-and-white negative and a contact print. Numbering and descriptions of images are based on Clodfelter's numbering scheme and descriptions.

Black and White Film Box 1

Black and White Sheet Film P0032/1_0001

Steam engine at Spencer Shops, N.C., 1977. #P0032, Series: "1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981." Bwfilmbox 1, Bwsheetfilm P0032/1_0001

3 images. Includes negatives with the numbers: FC-9, FC-11, FC-10.

Black and White Film Box 1

Black and White Sheet Film P0032/1_0002

Copper and brass pots, cans, etc. at Spencer Shops, N.C. #P0032, Series: "1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981." Bwfilmbox 1, Bwsheetfilm P0032/1_0002

1 image. Includes negative with the number: FC-8.

Black and White Film Box 1

Black and White Sheet Film P0032/1_0003

Frank Clodfelter running Southern Railway Asheville Special. #P0032, Series: "1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981." Bwfilmbox 1, Bwsheetfilm P0032/1_0003

1 image. Includes negative with the number: FC-7.

Black and White Film Box 1

Black and White Sheet Film P0032/1_0004

Jim Bishop running Asheville to Salisbury train, 1974. #P0032, Series: "1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981." Bwfilmbox 1, Bwsheetfilm P0032/1_0004

1 image. Includes negative with the number: FC-6.

Black and White Film Box 1

Black and White Sheet Film P0032/1_0005

Railroad between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., 1976-1981. #P0032, Series: "1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981." Bwfilmbox 1, Bwsheetfilm P0032/1_0005

5 images. Includes negatives with the numbers: FC-4, FC-2, FC-1, FC-3, FC-5.

Black and White Film Box 1

Black and White Sheet Film P0032/1_0006

Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville, N.C., 1952. #P0032, Series: "1. Black-and-White Negatives, 1952-1981." Bwfilmbox 1, Bwsheetfilm P0032/1_0006

3 images. Includes negatives with the numbers: FC-13, FC-12, FC-14.

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229 items.

Arrangement: Original Order.

This series includes color images made primarily of railroads and scenery in western North Carolina between 1964 and 1981. Included with these images are descriptions of engines, railroads, train routes, tunnels, and western North Carolina scenery. Additional image subjects include the centennial celebration of the town of Saluda, N.C., the Delaware and Hudson Railway sesquicentennial celebration in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and views of New York City and eastern Tennessee. There is one photograph of then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Washington, D.C. on 17 December 1979. Numbering and descriptions of images are based on Clodfelter's numbering scheme and descriptions.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0001

Bob Terrell, Associate Editor, Asheville Citizen, addressing town of Saluda, N.C., on their Centennial, 8 August 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0001

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0002

Town of Saluda with Southern Railway System tracks and Best Friend of Charleston steam excursion train in foreground, during their Centennial, 8 August 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0002

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0003

Bear Creek Junction station, Graham County Railroad, near Robbinsville, N.C., 11 July 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0003

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0004

Steam engine (ex-Reading) used for Delaware and Hudson Sesquicentennial at Montreal, Canada, 28 April 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0004

The excursion train was run from Albany, N.Y., to Montreal and return.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0005

Ex-Reading locomotive Number 2102 on an excursion in the Greenbriar section of West Virginia, September 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0005

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0006

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of track ahead on Asheville, N.C., to Hayne, S.C., diesel locomotive, October 1970. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0006

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0007

59th Street Bridge, New York, 3 July 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0007

East River.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0008

Sherman Pippin, left, and friend on Roan Mountain, N.C., in front of purple rhododendron, June 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0008

Sherman was over 90 years of age and retired as famous East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (narrow gauge) engineer. When a young man, Sherman drove a hack to Cloudland Hotel atop North Carolina-Tennessee line.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0009

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of track and Swannanoa tunnel approaching Ridgecrest, N.C., in Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina between Salisbury and Asheville, circa 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0009

Frank was running ex-Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson locomotive on an excursion train run by Southern Railway. Note yellow approach board in foreground. Ruling grade between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., over the Blue Ridge Mountains is 2.2%.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0010

New York City skyline as viewed from Pan American building, October 1968. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0010

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0011

Coal cars of unit coal train en route from Asheville, N.C., to power company near Terrell, N.C., October 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0011

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0012

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of children waiting to catch passenger special from Salisbury, N.C., to Asheville, N.C., at Old Fort, N.C., before climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains to Ridgecrest, N.C., 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0012

Train travels through seven tunnels, crosses Mill Creek 11 times and circles Andrews Geyser. Andrews Geyser is artificial and was built to honor A.B. Andrews who was noted for his role in North Carolina's history. View is from Southern Railway's FP-7 locomotive.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0013

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with Senator Percy, left, and Senator Frank Church, right. United States Capital, Washington, D.C., 17 December 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0013

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0014

Delaware and Hudson steam engine 302 at Montreal, Quebec, celebrating D and H's sesquicentennial in run from Albany, N.Y., 28 April 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0014

Engine is ex-Reading engine.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0015

Burgin tunnel in Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0015

Burgin is one of seven tunnels between these two stations. Southern Railway System.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0016

Jarrett's tunnel between Old Fort and Ridgecrest in Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0016

Southern Railway System.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0017

Thomas Wolfe's grave, Riverside cemetery, Asheville, N.C., circa 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0017

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0018

Linville Gorge from Wiseman's view near Linville Falls, N.C., October 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0018

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0019

A scene on the Southern Railway near Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0019

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0020

Clinchfield Railroad station, Marion, N.C., June 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0020

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0021

Roan Mountain, Tenn., 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0021

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0022

View of freight cars on Spencer to Asheville train, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0022

Dendron, N.C.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0023

View of Asheville freight yard from Victoria bridge with diesel switchers and Asheville roundhouse in background, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0023

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0024

Dedication of Historic Spencer Museum, Spencer, N.C., with backshop building in background, 29 September 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0024

Gift to North Carolina from Southern Railway System. Former Spencer shop was the largest railroad shop in the South.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0025

Southern Railway Murphy, N.C., station., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0025

Station was destroyed by fire. Carolina Division.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0026

L and N Railroad station. Murphy, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0026

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0027

Southern Railway Spencer to Asheville freight diesel crossing Catawba River, Catawba, N.C., Carolina Division, circa 1970. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0027

Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0028

Unit coal train cars on Number 256 approaching Old Fort, N.C., June 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0028

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0029

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Fla., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0029

The museum was the former home of Henry Flagler who built the Florida East Coast Railway from Jacksonville to Key West, Fla.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0030

Asheville Special, train Number 4, Old Fort, N.C., en route from Asheville to Salisbury, N.C., July 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0030

Frank Clodfelter was the train's regular engineer for many years. Locomotive is FP-7, 1500 horsepower diesel built by EMD in 1950. Dome car Number 1613 is on rear. this train was the last passenger train left on the Carolina Division out of Asheville. Frank ran the last Asheville Special on 8 August 1975, which ended regular passenger service out of Asheville. Service began 2 October 1880 with wood-burning engines.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0031

Burnsville, N.C., railroad station, 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0031

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0032

Scene at Melrose, N.C., at foot of Saluda Mountain on the Southern Railway, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0032

Saluda Mountain is the steepest standard gauge (4 foot, 8 1/2 inch wide) main line grade in the United States. The grade is usually listed as 4.7% but it actually reaches 5.3% for about 300 feet after leaving Melrose en route to Saluda. Many railroad workers have been killed in runaways on this mountain.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0033

Front end of ex-Texas and Pacific steam engine at Spencer, N.C., shops, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0033

Note eagle over headlight. This engine was leased by Southern for passenger train excursions throughout the system. The engine was numbered 610. Engineer Frank Clodfelter ran the engine on many excursions out of and into Asheville.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0034

Loaded cars of unit coal train Number 256 on the Carolina Division near Catawba, N.C., October 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0034

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0035

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of tracks ahead from Royal Hudson Number 2839 descending the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest, N.C., and Old Fort, N.C., June 1980. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0035

The Royal Hudson (ex-Canadian Pacific locomotive) was leased by Southern Railway for steam excursions throughout the system.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0036

Rockville, Md., railroad station on Baltimore and Ohio, May 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0036

The railroad station is now used for Amtrak passenger trains.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0037

The Asheville Special with Royal Hudson Number 2839 (ex-Canadian Pacific locomotive leased by Southern) entering Point Tunnel near Old Fort, N.C., between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Southern Railway System, 27 September 1980. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0037

This excursion train between Salisbury and Asheville (and return) was to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first train from Salisbury to Asheville, N.C., 2 October 1880. Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0038

Freight train diesel climbing the Balsam Mountains between Asheville and Balsam, N.C., as viewed from top of engine, September 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0038

View was taken near Barber's orchard.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0039

Front of FP-7 engine Number 6133 used on excursion train for school children between Salisbury and Asheville, N.C., on Southern Railway System, 14 May 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0039

This engine, along with Number 6141 was painted green and gold-trimmed. This train on 14 May 1976 during America's bicentennial year was known as the Educational and Orientation Special. Frank Clodfelter was the engineer.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0040

Rhododendron on Roan Mountain atop North Carolina-Tennessee state line, June 1965. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0040

Rhododendron (purple) is shown on North Carolina side. Bloom is usually best around June 20-24 each year.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0041

Carolina Power and Light Company plant at Lake Julian near Asheville, N.C. (Skyland, N.C.), 1969. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0041

Viewed from diesel locomotive while switching plant. Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0042

Freight train on High Fill as viewed fro Dendron, N.C., March 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0042

Train is on descending grade between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., on the Southern Railway. Train will traverse the tracks in the foreground.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0043

Delaware and Hudson steam engine 302 (ex-Reading 2102) shown at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during the D and H Sesquicentennial, 29 April 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0043

The engine with special passenger train rain from Albany, N.Y., to Montreal, Canada, and return.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0044

Saluda, N.C., Southern Railway station, circa 1980. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0044

Saluda Mountain is the steepest standard gauge (4 feet, 8 1/2 inches between rails) main line grade in the United States. Generally advertised as 4.7% grade, it actually reaches 5.3% for about 300 feet on this mountain between Melrose and Saluda, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0045

Rhododendron on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, June 1965. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0045

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0046

Flame Azalea on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, June 1965. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0046

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0047

Flame Azalea on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, June 1965. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0047

Close-up of plant.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0048

McElroy tunnel; Lick Log tunnel in background, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0048

Southern Railway System. Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C. There are seven tunnels between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0049

Andrews Geyser on Southern Railway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0049

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0050

Loaded coal cars of unit coal train Number 256 descending the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0050

Scene is at Coleman with Pisgah National Forest in background. Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0051

Bill Purdie, Master Mechanic of steam excursions, Southern Railway System, with ex-Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson, Number 2839, Salisbury, N.C., October 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0051

This engine was leased by Southern for steam passenger train excursions throughout the Southern System.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0052

Southern Railway station at Huntsville, Ala., with steam engine 4501 (Southern) at station, May 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0052

This passenger steam excursion ran from Chattanooga to Huntsville. The engine is Mikado type.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0053

Railroad station Graham County Railroad, western North Carolina with track maintenance equipment to right, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0053

This railroad, which runs from Robbinsville, N.C., connects with the Southern Railway in the Nantahala Gorge at Topton, N.C., on the Murphy Branch of the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0054

Purple Rhododendron on Roan Mountain in western North Carolina, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0054

The mountain straddles the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Bloom is usually at its peak around the June 20-24.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0055

Front end view of steam engine ex-Texas and Pacific at Black Mountain, N.C., circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0055

This engine was one of a number of steam engines that Southern Railway leased for passenger train excursions throughout the system. Frank Clodfelter was engineer on this trip. Engine was Number 610.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0056

Ex-Texas and Pacific steam engine Number 610 being serviced at Spencer, N.C., roundhouse of the Southern Railway, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0056

Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0057

Southern Railway freight in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on the Carolina Division of the railroad, October 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0057

The scene is between Old Fort and Ridgecrest on an October morning in 1978. Pisgah National Forest background. The picture was made east of Graphite, N.C., between mileposts 118 and 117, descending grade mileposts. Milepost 1 is at Salisbury, N.C., Note early morning light when sun has not reached the foreground.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0058

October scene of the Southern Railway tracks between Asheville and Spencer, N.C., October 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0058

The scene was made in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina from the top of Jarrett's tunnel near Coleman, N.C. Note the scene is framed with an overhanging pine on the left and on the right by a brilliant maple tree. From spring until fall the maple tree is North Carolina's most colorful tree in the opinion of Frank Clodfelter.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0059

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of the tracks from an FP-7 locomotive while running the Asheville Special between Asheville and Salisbury and return, circa 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0059

The scene was shot through the windshield east of Dendron, N.C., on a descending grade of 2.2%. During steam days of the 1930s, Thomas Wolfe rode the Asheville Special between Asheville and New York and return. At that time, the train over the mountains to Salisbury was powered by green and gold-trimmed Mountain type engines.

Color Film Box 1

Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0060

Southern Railway station at Kannapolis, N.C., October 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0060

The station is on Southern Railway's Washington to New Orleans main line.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0061

Mills River Baptist Church in Mills River section of Henderson County at church time on a June day in 1971, June 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0061

A North Carolina scene with a classic old-timey church built of wood on South Mills River.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0062

Engine servicing facilities at New Spencer Yard of the Southern Railway System near Spencer, N.C., circa 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0062

The mileage for an Asheville to Spencer (new yard) is 150 miles for a freight crew.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0063

Newly ballasted tracks of the Southern Railway System in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0063

The scene is on the Asheville to Salisbury tracks of the Carolina Division as shown between mileposts 116 and 117 near Andrews Geyser. Pisgah National Forest background.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0064

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view from the cab of steam engine Number 2839 (ex-Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson) while climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., 1 October 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0064

The scene was near Graphite, N.C., between mileposts 117 and 118. This engine was leased by Southern for steam engine passenger train excursions throughout the system.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0065

Jarrett's tunnel on the Southern Railway System in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0065

Note newly ballasted tracks. Track is welded rail of 132 pound weight.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0066

Cars of freight train on New River Bridge in Virginia, September 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0066

Note reflections in water.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0067

Graham County Railroad yards, Graham County Junction, N.C., July 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0067

Water tank on right with track maintenance equipment in foreground.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0068

Rear cars of Skyland Special excursion train in Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0068

This excursion train ran from Asheville to Old Fort and return with Frank Clodfelter as its regular engineer. The scene was made from the top of Jarrett's's tunnel as the train was going upgrade.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0069

Scene on the Southern Railway between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., with descending freight below, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0069

The train is approaching Dendron, N.C., as viewed from High Fill.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0070

Front view of George Vanderbilt's Biltmore House near Asheville, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0070

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0071

A scene on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., July 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0071

High Fill is shown in foreground. Note tracks below near Dendron, N.C., where tracks loop under the tracks on High Fill. High Fill is near Andrews Geyser between mileposts 116 and 117. This portion of the railroad in the Blue Ridge Mountains has a ruling grade of 2.2%.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0072

Southern Railway tracks through a rock cut near Andrews Geyser, 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0072

This scene on the Old Fort to Ridgecrest line of Carolina Division was made between mileposts 116 and 117.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0073

Spencer to Asheville freight train climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System, September 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0073

Photograph was made from the top of Swannanoa tunnel.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0074

Train Number 16, Asheville Special being loaded at Asheville station, Biltmore, N.C., circa 1970. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0074

This station was once named Biltmore station, but was changed to Asheville station when the old Asheville station was demolished. This is the station where Thomas Wolfe boarded the Asheville Special for New York.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0075

Newton, N.C., station, circa 1980. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0075

This station is located on the Southern Railway's Carolina Division between Salisbury and Asheville. Note train order signal in clear position. The clear position indicates to the engine crew that there are no train orders and to proceed.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0076

Southern Railway tracks between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., 14 October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0076

This scene in the Blue Ridge Mountains was made on High Fill between mileposts 116 and 117. Framed with October leaves.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0077

Maple trees with October foliage near Asheville, N.C., October 1964. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0077

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0078

Steam pile driver of the Southern Railway driving 39-foot rails into High Fill to keep fill from slipping, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0078

This scene on the Carolina Division was made on the line between Old Fort and Ridgecrest. Note rails below: train at this point will traverse the rails below in either direction: westbound trains gain elevation by circling over itself towards Asheville. During the period of wood-burning locomotives of the Western North Carolina Railroad, the fill was a trestle and after being filled in has given many problems.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0079

Typical baggage car used by Southern Railway during the age of passenger trains, March 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0079

Scene made at Salisbury, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0080

132-pound welded rail and new ballast on High Fill on the Southern Railway System, Carolina Division, August 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0080

The scene was made between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0081

Looking through a rock cut on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway between Old Fort and Ridgecrest on the line from Asheville to Salisbury, N.C., October 1966. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0081

Picture made at the east end of High Fill between mileposts 116 and 117.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0082

View from Swannanoa tunnel (top) at Ridgecrest, N.C., showing curving line of the Southern Railway from Old Fort to Ridgecrest, N.C., on the Spencer to Asheville line, circa 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0082

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0083

Diesel powered local freight train (Asheville to Old Fort and return) descending the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway, May 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0083

Note the light green of the forests on a day in May of 1978.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0084

A locomotive engineer's view of High Fill and the tracks below Dendron, N.C., circa 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0084

The train will wind around a vast horseshoe curve overlooking Andrews Geyser and then traverse the tracks below on the journey down the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The train is the Skyline Special that once ran as an excursion train from Asheville to Old Fort and return.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0085

View of cars holding welded rails from top of a Southern Railway train on the Carolina Division near Swannanoa, N.C., circa 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0085

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0086

Crowds attending the annual beauty queen contest on Roan Mountain, N.C., June 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0086

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0087

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of the Blue Ridge Mountains near the cut east of Graphite, N.C., on the run from Old Fort to Asheville, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0087

The train is the Skyland Special excursion train from Asheville to Old Fort and return. The locomotive is an FP-7 diesel built by EMD.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0088

A view of the Southern Railway tracks on the Carolina Division in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0088

Picture made between mileposts 116 and 117.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0089

Southern Railway bridge over Lake Summit (Green River Bridge) on the Asheville to Hayne, S.C., run, July 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0089

Scene made near Saluda, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0090

Scene looking from inside of Jarrett's tunnel to the west towards Asheville, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0090

The tunnel is one of seven between Old Fort and Ridgecrest in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Carolina Division of the Southern Railway.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0091

October foliage along the tracks of the Southern Railway in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0091

Scene made east of Lick Log tunnel.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0092

A scene from the top of Swannanoa tunnel near Ridgecrest, N.C., Carolina Division of the Southern Railway, October 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0092

Tracks are nearing the top of the mountain at the Eastern Continental Divide. This line runs from Asheville to Spencer, N.C. Picture in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0093

Waiting for a train at the Asheville station of the Southern Railway, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0093

The station was formerly named Biltmore station. The name was changed to Asheville station when the old Asheville station was demolished several years ago.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0094

Freight cars of an Asheville to Murphy train near Addie, N.C., 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0094

Shown from the top of cars. Carolina Division, Southern Railway.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0095

A scene on the Knoxville, Tenn., to Asheville, N.C., line of the Southern Railway System along the French Broad River, August 1966. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0095

Photograph made about two miles east of Hot Springs, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0096

Dome car Number 1613 with Salisbury, N.C., Southern Railway station in background, May 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0096

This car was used on trains Numbers 3 and 4 (Asheville Special to New York) on the trip to and from Salisbury, N.C. Frank Clodfelter was the regular assigned engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0097

Interior (bottom level) of dome car Number 1613 used on the former Asheville Special, trains Numbers 3 and 4 between Asheville and Salisbury, N.C., April 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0097

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0098

Steam engine 4501, Mikado type, used on Southern Railway steam excursions, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0098

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0099

Old-timey threshing machine engine, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0099

Gold Hill, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0100

Southern Railway diesel-powered freight train between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., on the Carolina Division, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0100

The train was en route from Asheville to Spencer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0101

Loaded coal cars of unit coal train Number 256 at Dendron, N.C., as viewed from top of diesel locomotive in siding at Dendron, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0101

Photograph taken on Southern Railway between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0102

Saluda, N.C., highway sign, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0102

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0103

Melrose, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0103

This is the tracks of the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System at the foot of Saluda Mountain on the Asheville to Hayne, S.C., run. Saluda Mountain is the steepest standard gauge main line railroad in the United States. Generally advertised as a 4.7% grade, the grade actually reaches 5.3% for about 300 feet after leaving Melrose and starting up the mountain.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0104

Bean crop on South Mills River, Henderson County, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0104

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0105

Rock cut east of Graphite, N.C., on the Southern Railway's line between Asheville and Spencer, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0105

This scene in the Blue Ridge Mountains was made between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0106

Flowers and golf course, Linville, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0106

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0107

Andrews Geyser on the Southern Railway System between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, October 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0107

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0108

Field and baled hay in Mills River section of Henderson County, N.C., October 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0108

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0109

Royal Hudson Number 2839 steam engine leased by Southern Railway System for passenger train excursions over the System, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0109

This is an ex-Canadian Pacific engine once used in Canadian service.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0110

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view from a Southern Railway freight diesel of the tracks ahead, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0110

Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0111

View from Dendron, N.C., of High Fill, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0111

Note two levels of tracks where trains circle over themselves to gain elevation on Southern Railway's line between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0112

Southern Railway train emerging from Burgin tunnel downgrade between Ridgecrest and Old Fort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, October 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0112

This line of the Carolina Division with headquarters at Asheville runs from Asheville to Spencer, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0113

Highway in Mills River section of Henderson County, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0113

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0114

Farming scene on South Mills River in Henderson County, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0114

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0115

Former Colonel Wilder home in Roan Mountain, Tenn., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0115

Colonel Wilder was of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina narrow gauge railway fame. Home was typical of the 1880-1900 period.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0116

Memorial plaque to James W. Wilson on old highway Number 70 adjacent to Southern Railway tracks west of Old Fort, N.C., near Point tunnel, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0116

Wilson built the railroad over the mountains from Old Fort to Ridgecrest, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0117

Southern Railway tracks between mileposts 116 and 117 between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0117

Pisgah National Forest in background.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0118

Jarrett's tunnel between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., Southern Railway System, Carolina Division, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0118

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0119

Track workers laying welded rail on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System near Conver, N.C., September 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0119

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0120

Southern Railway diesel locomotive used on train Number 223, Spencer to Asheville, shown at Spencer, N.C., September 1980. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0120

Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0121

Flame Azalea along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0121

Great Smoky Mountains National Park in background.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0122

Track laying equipment for welded rail on the Southern Railway System near Swannanoa, N.C., September 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0122

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0123

Mikado type steam engine, Number 4501 used in passenger train excursions throughout the Southern Railway System, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0123

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0124

Southern Railway unit coal train Number 256 en route from Asheville, N.C., to Plant Marshall on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0124

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0125

Annual Highland Games parade, Grandfather Mountain, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0125

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0126

Southern Railway System tracks in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0126

Photograph made at High Fill between mileposts 116 and 117. Note tracks below at Dendron, N.C. Train gains elevation by winding over itself at this point. Photograph framed by dogwood trees.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0127

October foliage on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., circa 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0127

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0128

Parade at Robbinsville, N.C., circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0128

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0129

Bridge over Mills Creek near 116 milepost, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0129

Southern Railway System between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0130

A private home in the western North Carolina mountains, circa 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0130

Photograph made to show colorful maple trees that frame the house.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0131

Purple rhododendron on Roan Mountain, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0131

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0132

Loaded coal cars of unit coal train Number 256 passing Old Fort, N.C., as photographed from the top of a freight diesel engine, September 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0132

Note caboose of freight train in siding. Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0133

Caboose of freight train at Coleman, N.C., siding, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0133

Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System. Blue Ridge Mountains. Pisgah National Forest in background. Scene between Old Fort and Ridgecrest. Train was en route from Spencer to Asheville.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0134

Green and gold-trimmed excursion passenger train at Newton, N.C., during United States Bicentennial, May 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0134

This train, with Frank Clodfelter as engineer, hauled school children from Salisbury to Asheville on the Southern Railway's Carolina Division. The FP-7 locomotive Number 6133 was donated by Southern to Historic Spencer Shops for preservation.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0135

A looking-back view of dome car Number 1613 on Southern Railway's Asheville Special, train Number 4, at Coleman, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, circa 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0135

The train was en route to Salisbury, N.C., for a New York connection. The view was taken by engineer Frank Clodfelter. Engineers are required to constantly look ahead but on curves are also required to look their trains over for hot boxes or other defects.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0136

A North Carolina October scene in Henderson County, N.C., framed by a maple tree, circa 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0136

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0137

Band playing during Saluda, N.C., Centennial, 8 August 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0137

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0138

An excursion train along the Greenbriar River in West Virginia, October 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0138

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0139

An engineer's view from Royal Hudson Number 2839 near Winston-Salem, N.C., circa 1979. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0139

This ex-Canadian Pacific engine was leased by Southern for excursion trips.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0140

Loaded coal cars of the unit coal train Number 256 at Clinchcross, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0140

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0141

Train at Dendron, N.C., Carolina Division, Southern Railway System, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0141

Scene between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0142

Asheville to Old Fort and return Skyland Special emerging from Burgin tunnel between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., on Southern Railway's Carolina Division, circa 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0142

This tunnel is one of seven on this run. Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0143

Loading passengers on the Asheville Special at Old Fort, N.C., on the train's Asheville to Salisbury, N.C., run, circa 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0143

Frank Clodfelter is the regular assigned engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0144

Tracks up Saluda Mountain on Southern's Carolina Division, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0144

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0145

Pulp wood at Champion Fibre Company, Canton, N.C., on the Southern Railway, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0145

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0146

Tracks of the Southern Railway System in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., May 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0146

Scene on High Fill in foreground framed by dogwood trees in bloom. Note tracks below at Dendron, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0147

A scene of Linville Gorge near Linville Falls, N.C., date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0147

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0148

Asheville to Spencer freight train emerging from Burgin tunnel on the Southern Railway System, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0148

Photograph made between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Pisgah National forest, background.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0149

Wildflowers along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., circa 1965. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0149

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0150

Mayflower in bloom, North Carolina mountains, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0150

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0151

Scene on Southern Railway between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0151

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0152

Asheville Special with Salisbury station in background, circa 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0152

Locomotive Number 6141 is an FP-7 diesel locomotive. Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0153

Royal Hudson Number 2839 (ex-Canadian Pacific engine) leased by Southern Railway System for excursion passenger service, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0153

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0154

Spencer yard, Southern Railway System, Spencer, N.C., April 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0154

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0155

Spencer yard, Southern Railway System, Spencer, N.C., April 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0155

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0156

L.E. Wetzel, Jr., Superintendent of the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System, addressing the town of Saluda, N.C., during their Centennial, 8 August 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0156

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0157

The mayor of Saluda addressing the crowds at Saluda, N.C., Centennial, 8 August 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0157

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0158

Burgin tunnel between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0158

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0159

Empty coal cars of unit coal train Number 257 climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System, circa 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0159

Train is going through the Burgin tunnel.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0160

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of the track ahead, approaching Dendron, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., September 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0160

Train is piggyback Number 224, Asheville to Spencer, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0161

View of Asheville to Spencer freight train descending the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., March 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0161

Note High Fill above, where train is circling under tracks above.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0162

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view from EMD diesel locomotive on train Number 223, Asheville-bound piggyback train from Spencer, N.C., March 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0162

Number 223 is on siding at Coleman, N.C., for opposing train Number 162, Asheville to Spencer, N.C., freight. Number 162 is holding the main line. Photograph made in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0163

Asheville to Spencer train catching orders at Old Fort, N.C., Carolina Division, Southern Railway System, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0163

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0164

Catawba River, Catawba, N.C., June 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0164

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0165

A typical Piedmont section graveyard, August 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0165

Eaton's Baptist Church near Mocksville, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0166

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view from the cab of an FP-7 EMD diesel locomotive holding the main track at Coleman, N.C., for an opposing Spencer to Asheville freight train on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System, circa 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0166

Clodfelter was the engineer on the Asheville Special en route from Asheville to Salisbury, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0167

Swannanoa tunnel, Ridgecrest, N.C., Carolina Division, Southern Railway System, circa 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0167

Swannanoa tunnel is the first of seven tunnels between Ridgecrest and Old Fort.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0168

The Asheville Special "Asheville to Salisbury passenger train" emerging from Lick Log tunnel between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0168

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0169

Number was omitted by donor. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0169

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0170

Signal light at the east end of Coleman, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., October 1971. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0170

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0171

Early morning light in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0171

Caboose on Spencer to Asheville freight train Number 162 is shown in foreground. Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0172

Dome car Number 1613 on the Asheville Special in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., circa 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0172

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System. Photograph made by engineer Frank Clodfelter as he looked back over his train to inspect for hot boxes or other defects.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0173

A typical example of an entrance to an emerald mine near Little Switzerland, N.C., mine, August 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0173

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0174

In foreground is a loaded hepper car with crossties in siding at Dendron, N.C., while train is awaiting train in background that is holding the main track, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0174

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0175

Loaded coal cars and caboose of unit coal train Number 256, Carolina Division, Southern Railway System, descending the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., June 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0175

Pisgah National Forest in background. Photograph made between mileposts 117 and 118.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0176

Green River bridge over Lake Summit on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System between Asheville, N.C., and Hayne, S.C., August 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0176

Caboose and freight cars in foreground.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0177

Asheville Special, train Number 3, Salisbury, N.C., October 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0177

Frank Clodfelter, regular engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0178

View through the window of an FP-7 diesel locomotive on the Asheville Special between Asheville and Salisbury, N.C., July 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0178

The scene was taken by engineer Frank Clodfelter while running engine between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0179

View of Asheville to Spencer freight train descending the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., as train approaches Dendron, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0179

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0180

Skyland Special, Asheville to Old Fort and return excursion passenger train climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1976. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0180

Photograph taken at Coleman siding.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0181

Framed through signal lights as Asheville to Spencer freight train descends the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., March 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0181

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0182

Low-lying clouds on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville, N.C., August 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0182

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0183

Empty hoppers of unit coal train Number 257 in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., September 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0183

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System. Approaching Swannanoa tunnel near top of mountain.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0184

Jarrett's tunnel between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., on the Carolina Division of the Southern Railway, October 1978. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0184

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0185

Diesel engines on the Murphy to Asheville freight train climbing the Balsam Mountains, September 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0185

Carolina Division of the Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0186

Spencer to Asheville freight train climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., circa 1972. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0186

Train is entering the Lick Log tunnel. Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0187

View from top of diesel locomotive, Southern Railway System between Asheville and Saluda, N.C., September 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0187

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0188

Steam engine Number 610, ex-Texas and Pacific at roundhouse of Southern Railway, Asheville, N.C., September 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0188

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0189

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of tracks ahead while running an FP-7 diesel locomotive on the Asheville Special, train Number 4, Asheville to Salisbury, N.C., July 1974. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0189

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0190

October woods framed from a private residence, Mills River section, Henderson County, N.C., October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0190

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0191

Deer feeding on a rye field, October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0191

Mills River section, Henderson County, N.C. Note maple trees.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0192

Engineer Frank Clodfelter's view of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., while running the Asheville to Spencer freight train, September 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0192

View is from EMD diesel locomotive. Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0193

Asheville to Spencer freight train approaching Dendron, N.C., in the Blue Ridge Mountains, circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0193

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0194

Salisbury, N.C., railroad station, date unknown. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0194

Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0195

Loaded coal cars of unit coal train Number 256 descending the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0195

Photograph at Dendron, N.C., Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0196

Southern Railway passenger station, Salisbury, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0196

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0197

Southern Railway Asheville to Spencer freight train descending the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dendron, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0197

Framed by EMD diesel in siding.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0198

View of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Ridgecrest and Old Fort, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0198

View below Lick Log tunnel. Frank Clodfelter, engineer.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0199

Freight cars of Spencer to Asheville train climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains at Dendron, N.C., circa 1973. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0199

Carolina Division, Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0200

Burgin tunnel, one of seven tunnels between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, N.C., October 1977. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0200

Southern Railway System.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0201-206

Blue Ridge Mountains on the Old Fort to Ridgecrest line of the Southern Railway System, 14 October 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0201-206

These photographs made at the same location represent, in Frank Clodfelter's opinion, the most spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Old Fort to Ridgecrest line of the Southern Railway System. The photograph shows the range of the Pisgah National Forest in the background. This photograph was made on the vast horseshoe curve around Andrews Geyser between mileposts 116 and 117 on the Salisbury to Asheville line. One photograph shows a Spencer to Asheville freight train climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains. Another phototograph shows the caboose of an Asheville to Spencer freight train. These photographs were made 14 October 1981.

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Color 35mm Slide P0032/2_0207-230

A collection of pictures made in the spring of the year at Biltmore House showing tulips, dogwoods, and azaleas, April 1981. #P0032, Series: "2. Color Slides, 1964-1981." Cfilmbox 1, C35slide P0032/2_0207-230

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Manuscript Materials, 1978-1981.

17 items.

Arrangement: Original order.

This series includes the original envelopes (with typewritten descriptions) for the 14 black-and-white images in Series 1, an itemized list of the color slides in Series 2, and a promotional flyer for the book Fogg and Steam: A Regional Look at Steam in North America. The materials in this series are currently stored with the color slides described in series 2.

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Folder P0032/3_0001

Frank Clodfelter manuscript materials, 1978-1981 #P0032, Series: "3. Manuscript Materials, 1978-1981." Cfilmbox 1, Folder P0032/3_0001

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection, 1997

Encoded by: Tracy M Jackson, August 2010

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