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Mike Falls's Collection
 
11/20/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Mike Falls
Dates:6/13/1979 - 5/17/2015
Album Info:Photos from around the Piedmont area. Most photos before 2001 were scanned from 35mm slides using 25 speed film.
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SCL GP7 960/966 at Pinoca yard
Title:  SCL GP7 960/966 at Pinoca yard
Description:  GP7 960 and 966 prepare to shove cars at Pinoca yard. Scanned from photo taken by an Insta-matic. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  6/15/1979  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 7:43:32 PM
Location:  Charlotte, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SCL 960(GP7) SCL 966(GP7)
Views:  368   Comments: 1
Southern Railway pulpwood load
Title:  Southern Railway pulpwood load
Description:  Southern Railway GP38-2 5154 had pulled a string of cars out of a metal fabrication company's siding near Long creek. Pulpwood loads were common in this area years ago. Tracks on this line from Gastonia to Hickory are gone now. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  12/16/1980  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 8:28:01 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5154(GP38-2)
Views:  918   Comments: 0
Piedmont & Northern depot
Title:  Piedmont & Northern depot
Description:  The depot was being used by the railroad for storage. The truck is still lettered for SCL. Scanned from an old photograph from the early '80s
Photo Date:  6/1/1981  Upload Date: 7/8/2011 12:27:44 PM
Location:  Mount Holly, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Station
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Views:  264   Comments: 1
SCL/L&N Family Lines caboose
Title:  SCL/L&N Family Lines caboose
Description:  Caboose on the end of unit coal train. Pushers are Clinchfield units. Date approximate.
Photo Date:  10/15/1981  Upload Date: 1/29/2012 7:35:57 PM
Location:  Mount Holly, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Roster,Action
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Views:  206   Comments: 0
GP30 2594
Title:  GP30 2594
Description:  GP30 at the station in Gastonia. Photo taken before the tracks were lowered. Scanned from an old photo.
Photo Date:  6/1/1982  Upload Date: 7/8/2011 12:31:16 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  SOU 2594(GP30)
Views:  598   Comments: 0
Southern Rwy GP38-2 crosses mainline
Title:  Southern Rwy GP38-2 crosses mainline
Description:  Southern Railway GP38-2 heads south across the main. The yellow building in background today is only evidence this scene ever existed. Date is approximate. Scanned from an old Instamatic photo.
Photo Date:  9/3/1982  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 8:46:07 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
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Views:  340   Comments: 0
C&O 7304 Russell Yard
Title:  C&O 7304 Russell Yard
Description:  C&O 7304 moves a cut of cars in Russell yard.
Photo Date:  10/31/1982  Upload Date: 6/12/2012 1:07:14 PM
Location:  Russell, KY
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CO 7304(SD18)
Views:  311   Comments: 1
Two SD18s in the yard
Title:  Two SD18s in the yard
Description:  C&O 7314 and 7304 in the yard at Russell Kentucky.
Photo Date:  10/31/1982  Upload Date: 8/26/2012 8:46:26 PM
Location:  Russell, KY
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CO 7314(SD18) CO 7304(SD18)
Views:  268   Comments: 1
Lunar restricting signal
Title:  Lunar restricting signal
Description:  Lunar signal at Thermal. Northbound movement aligned for siding. Train arrived soon after photo was taken.
Photo Date:  1/14/1984  Upload Date: 1/22/2012 9:01:36 PM
Location:  Thermal City, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  288   Comments: 0
Seaboard System 6010 on former Piedmont & Northern
Title:  Seaboard System 6010 on former Piedmont & Northern
Description:  Two Seaboard system GP38-2s turn onto the Spencer Mountain branch. This turnout and branch trackage were removed years ago. Trackage terminated at the base of Spencer's Mtn.
Photo Date:  2/6/1984  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:07:22 AM
Location:  Ranlo, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6010(GP38-2)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
Carolina & North Western crossing
Title:  Carolina & North Western crossing
Description:  Time is short for the signals and surrounding landscape. The C&NW tracks that crossed at grade between the signals going to Dallas, Lincolnton, Hickory are gone as are the signals. Should have kept the shutter opened a bit longer while using 25 speed film.
Photo Date:  6/1/1984  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 10:14:54 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Signal
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Views:  435   Comments: 3
Carolina & North Western track relocation
Title:  Carolina & North Western track relocation
Description:  Grading is completed for the C&NW interchange at Gastonia. No longer will the tracks cross at grade between the signals. Cantilever signals are gone.
Photo Date:  6/4/1984  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 10:48:36 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
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Views:  411   Comments: 0
Seaboard System 8066 behind old Piedmont & Northern station
Title:  Seaboard System 8066 behind old Piedmont & Northern station
Description:  Seaboard System 8066/8152/3608 at former P & N station in Mt. Holly.
Photo Date:  6/16/1984  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 11:05:36 AM
Location:  Mount Holly, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  SBD 8066(SD40-2) SBD 8152(SD40-2) SBD 3608(SD45-2)
Views:  436   Comments: 1
SBD 8285 in Clinchfield gray
Title:  SBD 8285 in Clinchfield gray
Description:  Two hopper trains meet at Duke Siding near Mount Holly NC.
Photo Date:  6/20/1984  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 12:00:31 AM
Location:  Mount Holly, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8285(SD40)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
Two ex-Clinchfield units
Title:  Two ex-Clinchfield units
Description:  Northbound hopper train meets southbound empties at Duke siding near Mt Holly.
Photo Date:  6/20/1984  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 8:59:46 AM
Location:  Mount Holly, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 7035(C30-7) SBD 8287(SD40) SBD 8285(SD40)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Seaboard System/Clinchfield paint
Title:  Seaboard System/Clinchfield paint
Description:  Two GE units and two EMDs in 4 different paint schemes at Duke siding. This type of variety was typical in the 80's.
Photo Date:  6/20/1984  Upload Date: 6/1/2011 6:15:21 AM
Location:  Mount Holly, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CSX 7075(C30-7) SBD 7035(C30-7) SBD 8285(SD40) SBD 8287(SD40)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
Carolina & Northwestern crossing
Title:  Carolina & Northwestern crossing
Description:  This view is looking down N Broad Street at the point where the former Carolina & Northwestern tracks crossed at grade over the Southern Railway mainline. In the photo, the tracks crossed where the green Ford pickup truck is waiting on E Long Ave for the traffic signal to change. The building with the red roof was the Piedmont & Northern depot.
Photo Date:  7/1/1984  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 4:07:41 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Station
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Views:  565   Comments: 0
Southern Rwy 3109 leads freight north
Title:  Southern Rwy 3109 leads freight north
Description:  Southern Railway SD45 running long hood forward leads a freight northbound. This trackage is now down in a giant trench. This photo was taken on a rainy evening with 25 speed slide film.
Photo Date:  7/1/1984  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 3:26:11 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SOU 3109(SD45) NS 3219(SD40-2)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
SBD 6276 in Family Lines colors
Title:  SBD 6276 in Family Lines colors
Description:  GP 40-2 in Family Lines colors near Lowell. Former Piedmont & Northern trackage. Scanned from old photo. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1984  Upload Date: 6/6/2011 11:04:16 PM
Location:  Lowell, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6276(GP38)
Views:  349   Comments: 0
Southern Railway - Carolina & North Western crossing
Title:  Southern Railway - Carolina & North Western crossing
Description:  Construction has begun on what would change this part of Gastonia forever. Tracks are in a ditch now. Rails to Dallas, Lincolnton, Hickory, and York SC are gone.
Photo Date:  9/8/1984  Upload Date: 12/26/2011 6:11:02 AM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives: 
Views:  356   Comments: 0
NS 5193 on former Carolina & Northwestern trackage
Title:  NS 5193 on former Carolina & Northwestern trackage
Description:  GP38-2 near Broad Street. Rails are gone. This line went to Dallas, Lincolnton, Hickory.
Photo Date:  9/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/2/2011 8:24:48 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 5193(GP38-2)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Southern Railway Avon crossing.
Title:  Southern Railway Avon crossing.
Description:  Derail and short piece of old C&NW rail still visible. Rail to the North has been removed. The "ditch" wiped away all evidence of this scene ever existing.
Photo Date:  9/15/1984  Upload Date: 12/26/2011 6:01:43 AM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
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Views:  354   Comments: 0
SBD 4055 GP38-2 in the former C&WC yard
Title:  SBD 4055 GP38-2 in the former C&WC yard
Description:  Former L&N 4055 tied up in the C&WC yard in Spartanburg.
Photo Date:  10/21/1984  Upload Date: 2/4/2012 9:04:25 PM
Location:  Spartanburg, SC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SBD 4055(GP38-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
SBD 6752 in the former C&WC yard
Title:  SBD 6752 in the former C&WC yard
Description:  Ex SCL 6752 in the C&WC yard at Spartanburg
Photo Date:  10/21/1984  Upload Date: 2/4/2012 8:40:18 PM
Location:  Spartanburg, SC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SBD 6752(GP40)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
SBD 4595 in Seaboard Coast Line colors
Title:  SBD 4595 in Seaboard Coast Line colors
Description:  Asked an employee if I could take pictures. Wandered all over the yard. Gone are those days.
Photo Date:  11/18/1984  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 4:54:03 PM
Location:  Hamlet, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SBD 4595(SDP35)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
Seaboard System 4705/4795
Title:  Seaboard System 4705/4795
Description:  Two GP16s on former Piedmont & Northern trackage switching a concrete supply business. Southern Railway's mainline signal masts at Avon can be seen in the lower right of photo next to 4797's cab.
Photo Date:  4/8/1985  Upload Date: 6/1/2011 6:23:08 AM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4705(GP16) SBD 4797(GP16)
Views:  393   Comments: 0
SOU 5043
Title:  SOU 5043
Description:  Southern Rwy 5043 at the Gastonia station.
Photo Date:  6/8/1985  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 6:30:36 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  SOU 5043(GP38-2)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
Local on P&N pulls out
Title:  Local on P&N pulls out
Description:  SBD 4711/4756 head toward Mt.Holly and then on to Pinoca yard in Charlotte.
Photo Date:  7/1/1985  Upload Date: 6/28/2014 9:43:30 PM
Location:  Ranlo, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SBD 4711(GP16) SBD 4756(GP16)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
Local on P&N
Title:  Local on P&N
Description:  4711/4756 prepare to move toward Mt.Holly and Pinoca yard after picking up a car off the Spencer Mtn branch. The track in the background was the spur that went to the base of Spencer's Mtn. This spur has long since been pulled. So little is left of the roadbed it's difficult to see this line ever existed.
Photo Date:  7/1/1985  Upload Date: 6/28/2014 9:45:29 PM
Location:  Ranlo, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SBD 4711(GP16) SBD 4756(GP16)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Seaboard System GP16 4711/4756
Title:  Seaboard System GP16 4711/4756
Description:  Former Piedmont & Northern Spencer Mountain branch GP16s traversing rails through elementary school yard. The boxcar was being pushed out toward main after being picked up at a warehouse. Rails were pulled up years ago.
Photo Date:  7/1/1985  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 2:34:00 PM
Location:  Ranlo, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4756(GP16) SBD 4711(GP16)
Views:  601   Comments: 2
SBD 4711/4756 on former Piedmont & Northern Spencer Mtn branch
Title:  SBD 4711/4756 on former Piedmont & Northern Spencer Mtn branch
Description:  GP16s 4711/4756 push a boxcar on Spencer Mtn branch. This spur had also served a textile mill. Up until the '70s, a small coal dump trestle was located at the base of the mountain where the rails terminated. Tracks were removed years ago.
Photo Date:  7/1/1985  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 11:49:18 PM
Location:  Ranlo, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4711(GP16) SBD 4756(GP16)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
Maintenance equipment Southern Railway
Title:  Maintenance equipment Southern Railway
Description:  Maintenance equipment on siding in Gastonia. This view gone forever as tracks were lowered into a giant ditch.
Photo Date:  7/9/1985  Upload Date: 5/1/2014 6:21:45 AM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  86   Comments: 0
NS 2769 on former Carolina & North Western tracks
Title:  NS 2769 on former Carolina & North Western tracks
Description:  NS 2769 and trailing unit still in Southern Rwy colors cross E. Trade street [Hwy 275]. Rails are gone.
Photo Date:  10/7/1985  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 12:22:48 PM
Location:  Dallas, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2769(GP38)
Views:  451   Comments: 3
Seaboard System 4771 on former Piedmont & Northern
Title:  Seaboard System 4771 on former Piedmont & Northern
Description:  Seaboard 4771 leads another unit headed to Mt. Holly. The former Piedmont & Northern line sat dormant for years. Line is now being used by the "new" Piedmont Northern short line.
Photo Date:  7/11/1986  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 11:18:28 AM
Location:  Catawba Heights, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4771(GP16)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
Seaboard System 6002 waits
Title:  Seaboard System 6002 waits
Description:  Seaboard System EMD/GE mix waits to enter Bostic
Photo Date:  9/3/1986  Upload Date: 3/16/2011 4:48:02 PM
Location:  Bostic Yard, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SBD 6002(GP38-2)
Views:  384   Comments: 0
Seaboard System 4771/4792 switching cars in Pinoca yard
Title:  Seaboard System 4771/4792 switching cars in Pinoca yard
Description:  These units would uncouple and cross the highway in the foreground to switch an industry later in the day.
Photo Date:  9/13/1986  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 12:54:04 PM
Location:  Charlotte, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SBD 4771(GP16) SBD 4792(GP16)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
Chessie 4223/CSX 1831 lead two hopper cars and L&N caboose
Title:  Chessie 4223/CSX 1831 lead two hopper cars and L&N caboose
Description:  Chessie 4223/CSX1831 lead a short freight on former Piedmont & Northern trackage near I-85 and Hwy 7. Trees have overgrown the area beside the tracks now.
Photo Date:  2/1/1987  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 3:21:38 PM
Location:  East Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BO 4223(GP40-2) CSX 1831(GP16)
Views:  380   Comments: 1
Chessie 4223/CSX 1831 lead short freight with L&N caboose
Title:  Chessie 4223/CSX 1831 lead short freight with L&N caboose
Description:  Chessie 4223/CSX1831 lead a short freight on former Piedmont & Northern trackage. L&N bay window caboose is tucked in behind trailing unit. Units are stopped where new highway bridge will be built over the tracks.
Photo Date:  2/1/1987  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 3:01:49 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BO 4223(GP40-2) CSX 1831(GP16)
Views:  453   Comments: 0
GP16 4772 leads freight on former Piedmont & Northern trackage
Title:  GP16 4772 leads freight on former Piedmont & Northern trackage
Description:  GP16 4772 leads freight on former Piedmont & Northern trackage under the bridge at Flint Groves school.
Photo Date:  2/6/1987  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 3:35:24 PM
Location:  East Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SBD 4772(GP16) CSX 6357(GP40-2) CSX 1831(GP16)
Views:  398   Comments: 0
SBD 1837/6357/4772 on the former Piedmont & Northern
Title:  SBD 1837/6357/4772 on the former Piedmont & Northern
Description:  SBD 1837/6357/4772 near the old Piedmont & Northern station in Gastonia.
Photo Date:  3/6/1987  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 11:20:43 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6357(GP40-2) SBD 4772(GP16) CSX 1837(GP16)
Views:  438   Comments: 1
Southern Rwy crane
Title:  Southern Rwy crane
Description:  Southern Rwy crane moves toward spur at Sewell after cleaning up derailment
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 6/21/2011 9:44:24 PM
Location:  Kings Mountain, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Wreck,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  299   Comments: 1
Southern Rwy cranes clear derailment
Title:  Southern Rwy cranes clear derailment
Description:  Two Southern Rwy cranes set bulkhead flat car back on trucks after lifting it from embankment.
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 8:23:22 PM
Location:  Kings Mountain, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Wreck,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5077(GP38-2)
Views:  449   Comments: 0
Southern Rwy derailment
Title:  Southern Rwy derailment
Description:  Southern Rwy crane 903002 working derailment near Hwy 216 and Margrace Road.
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 5/27/2011 8:35:14 PM
Location:  Kings Mountain, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Wreck,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  553   Comments: 0
Southern Railway crane lifts a truck set onto the rails
Title:  Southern Railway crane lifts a truck set onto the rails
Description:  Crane 903002 eases a truck set down on the rails after the derailment near 216 and Margrace road.
Photo Date:  7/1/1987  Upload Date: 5/31/2011 6:02:54 AM
Location:  Kings Mountain, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Wreck,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5077(GP38-2)
Views:  622   Comments: 0
NS 5057 in Southern Railway colors
Title:  NS 5057 in Southern Railway colors
Description:  NS 5057 still in Southern Railway colors leads train past cantilever signal in Gastonia.
Photo Date:  1/16/1988  Upload Date: 4/6/2011 12:31:17 PM
Location:  Gastonia, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5057(GP38-2)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
NS mid-train unit with radio car heads south
Title:  NS mid-train unit with radio car heads south
Description:  NS train heads south with mid-train unit and radio car at Paw Creek NC.
Photo Date:  3/11/1988  Upload Date: 4/29/2014 10:49:28 PM
Location:  Paw Creek, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  122   Comments: 1
Three Southern Railway cabooses on southbound train
Title:  Three Southern Railway cabooses on southbound train
Description:  Three Southern Railway bay window cabooses bring up the rear of a southbound train near Paw Creek NC
Photo Date:  3/11/1988  Upload Date: 5/8/2014 9:05:23 PM
Location:  Paw Creek, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  166   Comments: 0
CSX 2615 in former C&WC yard
Title:  CSX 2615 in former C&WC yard
Description:  2615 still in L&N livery at Spartanburg.
Photo Date:  3/12/1988  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 12:59:13 AM
Location:  Spartanburg, SC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 2615(GP38-2) CSX 1740(GP16)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
Southern Railway 3245 waits in a southbound consist
Title:  Southern Railway 3245 waits in a southbound consist
Description:  Sandwiched between NS units, Southern Railway SD40-2 waits for an approaching northbound.
Photo Date:  3/14/1988  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 9:53:03 PM
Location:  Grover, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SOU 3245(SD40-2) NS 3205(SD40-2)
Views:  662   Comments: 2
NS GP38-2 and Southern Rwy bay window caboose
Title:  NS GP38-2 and Southern Rwy bay window caboose
Description:  NS train on former Carolina & Northwestern track heads back toward Gastonia after picking up gondolas from Webb Metals. Rails are gone. Date is approximate. Scanned from an old photo.
Photo Date:  6/1/1988  Upload Date: 6/6/2011 10:56:56 PM
Location:  Dallas, NC
Author:  Mike Falls
Categories: 
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Views:  352   Comments: 0


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