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Remarks: Part One of a chase of the Old Dominion Chapter NRHS James River Rambler excursion, along the Buckingham Branch Buckingham Division between Dillwyn and Bremo, VA.
The Buckingham Division tracks are closely followed for much of their distance by VA Route 15, and coupled with the don't-be-in-a-hurry pace of the train it made for an easy chase. On the outbound leg of the journey, we see the train near Treatsmill Road and Rocky Mountain Road before running ahead to Bremo, where the line connects with CSX after crossing the James River on a bridge next to Route 15. Upon arrival at Bremo, the train pulled forward onto a tail track and backed onto the bridge for a 5-minute stop to let the passengers enjoy the view.
The consist is as follows:
- BB GP7m 1, 'The Pete Peters' (ex-Louisville & Nashville 404)
- BB wide-vision caboose 224 (ex-Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac 906)
- Old Dominion Chapter NRHS air-conditioned coach 706 (ex-RF&P)
- BB open-air car 301 (converted pulpwood flat, ex-Westvaco)
- BB commissary boxcar 810 (ex-Defense Logistics Agency 42005)
- BB open-air car 302 (converted pulpwood flat, ex-Westvaco)
- Old Dominion Chapter NRHS open-window coach 1006 (ex-Southern 1678)