Industrial Locomotive


I took this in 2012 on Old Mill Road in Glade Spring VA.  This old gentleman, obviously owned by a Dale Earnhardt fan, this is, I think, a GM DH-1 industrial locomotive from the 50s.  The hopper behind it is an old Southern Railway 91848 model.  The track here is a spur to a line that used to extend from a wye in Glade Spring up to Saltville.
On the back of the locomotive is painted “The Intimidator”.


3 thoughts on “Industrial Locomotive

  1. Jonathan Caswell April 1, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Loco is from the SALTVILLE operation? Neat display, anyway!

    • Bob Lawrence April 2, 2017 / 4:58 am

      No, I think this old loco was bought by the operation here and used to haul to Saltville. Hard to really tell without any records as reference.

      • Jonathan Caswell April 2, 2017 / 1:20 pm

        I know that a bulk transfer operation took over when the Saltville was abandoned–do to unstable ground. They did have two 25-tonners. maybe that operation id defunct, too. Haven’t had any news of it for years!

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