On a beautiful clear cool spring day the westbound "Desert Wind" is all buttoned up and ready to accelerate.
Looking rather ratty, this old unit gets some attention in the 70s. From my collection, photographer unknown.
Ready to depart with a freight extra an L&N alumnus.
This unit is well represented on this site but not like this. Here it leads the EB "New River Train" whose main power, NKP 765, has to turn on the wye and back to Hinton, destination of... (more)
For years merchandise was switched at the west side of the yard usually by an EMD. This unit was virtually inaccessible for pictures but here one has latched onto a particularly long cut and has ... (more)
Still waiting for a repaint this former SCL>SBD unit is heading toward its train.
There were already getting rather uncommon there even in those days but they seem to me to be fairly recent units, as if they should still be around. Guess that's a function of getting "olde... (more)
Back when CSX switched the downtown area you could always depend on something being assigned to the job, usually a GP40 but on this date a rare former C&O unit makes things interesting.
Northbound empties returning to the coal fields round the curve just north of the park.
Slug mom on the local. I got a short ride on the slug to the other end of the siding and back. Ah, the good old days.
Doing something we may never see again this unit departs northbound with a long string of empty unit coal cars.
An old former L&N warrior awaits another assignment.
Leading a southbound train with an early iteration of the paint scheme.
A regular run-through from Memphis is waiting to head back to home rails. A close examination reveals the large access box between the dynamic brake fairings which was apparently unique to L&N. ... (more)