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L&N Early Diesels 1940 -1950
First generation diesel locomotive used by the L&NRR
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Photo ID: 721892

Worn-out, obsolete, unneeded - all words that might accurately describe these old locomotives, as well as their dilapidated surroundings. But L&N is going to give several RS-3s (delivered in 1954... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: L&N 125
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1973


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By: David Harris

Added: Jan 06, 2020

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Photo ID: 690224

Back when Birmingham was still Pittsburgh of the South the sky was never clear, as can be seen in this photo from the mid 1970s. But, while it might not have been obvious, the steel industry in B... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Ensley, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: LN 459
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 1974


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By: David Harris

Added: Mar 10, 2019

Views: 4,661
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Photo ID: 690136

Four elderly geeps are powering the long-distance local on the line between Montgomery and Birmingham. In the photo, the crew is working the sidings at Elmore, where the branch to Wetumpka split ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Elmore, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: LN 419
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 26, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Mar 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 689928

An L&N switcher/slug snake curves down toward Tilford Yard's main classification area.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD SW7
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: LN 2255
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Mar 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 508630

L&N 781 and 773 (E7 and E6) await the next passenger train at Louisville. There were always two "protect" units stationed here.

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 781
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 09, 1963


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 508629

This was taken on August 5, 1968 at the 10th Street "Roundhouse" serving Louisville Union Station. The units on the left have brought the southbound Pan-American in this day, and the two... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 793
Train ID: LN 109
Photo Date: August 05, 1968


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Nov 30, 2014

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Photo ID: 508168

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Watertown, Tennessee, USA
Locomotive #: TCRX #405
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 10, 2014


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By: Nathan Day

Added: Nov 26, 2014

Views: 2,650
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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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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: 7,746
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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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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: 4,504
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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: 5,790
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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: 4,266
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