masthead_shortlines

Interstate Railroad

int_state Founded in 1896, the Interstate Railroad was a small coal-hauling shortline located in Wise County, in the extreme western end of southwest Virginia. The Southern Railway took ownership of the line in 1960, and the INT corporate entity lasted into the Norfolk Southern merger until 1985.

Motive Power

Interstate #36

  • builder:American Locomotive Company
  • model:RS-3
  • type:B-B road switcher
  • built:Nov 1953, Alco #80565
  • series:1256 produced 1950-56
  • engine:Alco 244 (12 cyls. 1600 hp)
  • notes:
  • equipped with dynamic brakes
    blt Interstate #36, to Southern Railway
    retired 1974
  • builder

    Rolling Stock

    Interstate #101

    Interstate #101 flyer / collection

    Links / Sources