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L&N Early Diesels 1940 -1950
First generation diesel locomotive used by the L&NRR
Photo Album By: Bernie Backert
 
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Photo ID: 416858

The passing siding at Kennesaw had recently been extended when this meet took place in 1953. At the time, this line belonged to the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis, and L&N had trackage rights ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco FA-2
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 368
Train ID: LN 42
Photo Date: August 15, 1953


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 413933

One of the first uses of diesel-electric motive power on the south end of the L&N's Cumberland Valley Division in freight service was the RS-3s working the Norton Local out of Loyall, KY to Norton... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 132
Train ID: LN 64
Photo Date: 1954


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 404513

The southbound Loyall-Varilla mine run rear-ended a standing freight on the former double track on the north end of Loyall Yard on this foggy day in 1958. This was CTC territory, but the track on ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Loyall, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1958


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 26, 2012

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Photo ID: 402667

This is the interior of L&N's Shop 17--the running repair facility built for diesels at its South Louisville Shops complex. Two F7As--824 and 811, coupled--are in for traction motor attention. In ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 824
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 29, 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 06, 2012

Views: 6,503
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Photo ID: 400760

The northbound L&N Southland--a Tampa/St. Pete to the Midwest train handled by the L&N between Cincinnati and Atlanta--swings off the NC&StL main line at Cartersville onto the "New Line" to Etowah... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E6
Location: Cartersville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 752
Train ID: LN 32
Photo Date: 1956


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

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Photo ID: 400756

Passenger power lays over at the 10th "roundhouse" just south of Louisville Union Station in this late-'50s scene by Tom Smart. L&N had abandoned this classic dark blue/cream scheme with orange tr... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 760
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1959


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 3,843
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Photo ID: 400749

The southbound L&N Southland--a Tampa/St. Pete-Midwest train handled by the L&N between Cincinnati and Atlanta--has the signal from CUT Tower A and is moving out for Atlanta. Back under the concou... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E6
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: LN 772
Train ID: LN 33
Photo Date: 1956


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 4,611
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Photo ID: 400743

White extra flags are being placed on the front of L&N RS-3 240 for a very special run. For more than a decade, L&N operated several “Kiddie Specials” each March for Louisville-area elementary sch... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 242
Train ID: LN X242S
Photo Date: March, 1959


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 3,493
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Photo ID: 400740

This derailment occurred during the infamous 1955 strike on the L&N Railroad. On Saturday, April 23, 1955, engines 306, 238, 117 and 301 (two FA2 Alco cab units spliced by two RS3 road switchers) ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco FA-2
Location: Artemus, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 306
Train ID: LN 44
Photo Date: April 23, 1955


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 12,515
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Photo ID: 400704

In 1954, the late David P. Morgan, editor of Trains Magazine, spent a few weeks on the L&N Railroad gathering data for a major story for the magazine. “This is Louisville & Nashville” appeared in ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Bailey's Switch, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1980
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1954


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 2,352
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Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 398909

The L&N company photographer has arranged to stop train 70 on a June morning in 1957 at the big trestle at Independence. Up front today is an A-B-B-A set of F-units (F9/F7/F3/F7). Lead unit 924 is... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Independence, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 924
Train ID: LN 70
Photo Date: June, 1957


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 27, 2012

Views: 3,878
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Photo ID: 397243

This slide has been in my collection for many years, though I regrettably do not know the identity of the photographer. The scene is L&N’s old Canal Street station in the “Big Easy”—New Orleans. T... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: LN 761
Train ID: LN 6
Photo Date: June 05, 1951


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 08, 2012

Views: 7,846
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Photo ID: 397065

A five-unit consist of Alcos--FA2/RS3/FB2/RS3/FA2--coils through a reverse curve near Emerson, Georgia, on the Georgia-owned Western & Atlantic. This train is probably fast freight number 42, boun... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco FA-2
Location: Emerson, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 359
Train ID: LN 42
Photo Date: February, 1958


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 06, 2012

Views: 7,242
Comments: 16

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Photo ID: 396149

On a summer day in 1959, we’re roaring down the L&N’s “Short Line” between Cincinnati and Louisville in the cab of E7 760. This wonderful photo by my long-time friend Charlie Castner was taken whi... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 760
Train ID: LN 99
Photo Date: 1959


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 26, 2012

Views: 4,753
Comments: 3

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