Today in Rip Payne

19 Jan

On this day in 1970, mayhem struck at Rio Station.  A train on the Southern Railroad, now the Norfolk Southern Railway, wrecked near the old depot (and not to be confused with the Rio Hill, the Civil War battleground located on the site of the present Rio Hill Shopping Center).  It appears that the damage was minor, at least externally.  Nonetheless, police, firefighters, half a dozen other men, and the photographer, Rip Payne, all gathered around to inspect the damage and fix the train.

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3 Responses to “Today in Rip Payne”

  1. Steve Ashby January 23, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Rio Station sat near the tracks at the end of what is now Gasoline Alley, not far from Greenbrier Drive and just north of the RR bridge on Rio Road. I thought the Civil War skirmish was around the present-day Rio Hills Shopping Center.


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