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