Norfolk & Western's passenger service ceased in 1971. Here is the Pocahontas on her last run, traveling eastbound at Blue Ridge, Virginia. An estimated 100,000 spectators lined the route to catch a glimpse of a passing era.
Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris
1 May 1971
Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation
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