Thursday, July 24, 2014

Buckingham Branch Railroad

Clifton Forge, Virginia 

The Buckingham Branch Railroad is a short line railroad that operates here in central Virginia over parts of the former Chesapeake and Ohio system. Their headquarters are in the old C&O Depot in Dillwyn, Virginia and trains serve local industries along 16 miles of track between Dillwyn and Bremo. The railroad also leases 200 miles of track which runs from Richmond to Clifton Forge, passing through Charlottesville.

Locomotives 12, still showing Kansas City Southern (KCS) paint is an EMD GP40-3 built in 1968. Locomotive 13, also an EMD GP40-3 was built in 1967 and displays the Buckingham Branch paint scheme.


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