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Silver Star near Bracey, Va., 1980s.

Black and white photograph showing the Silver Star (New York-St. Petersburg/Miami) passing through a cut near Bracey, Va.; image probably dates to the early 1980s.

<i>Silver Star</i> near Bracey, Va., 1980s.

In this image, the Silver Star moves through a cut near Bracey, Va., which is just north of the Virginia-North Carolina state line. CSX abandoned the portion of the route between Petersburg, Va., and Raleigh, N.C., in 1986, and the Silver Star then shifted east. As a result, Amtrak service to Henderson, N.C., was discontinued.

The train is led by F40PHR locomotives No. 377 and No. 390. Manufactured by General Motors' Electro-Motive Division between 1977 and 1988, the F40PHR locomotives had 3,000 horsepower and could reach speeds of 100 mph. They wear the Phase III livery introduced in 1979.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.