RailPictures.Net Photo: LN 1250 Louisville & Nashville Steam 2-8-0 at Pensacola, Florida by Collection of Ron Flanary
  Login · Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
» Louisville & Nashville (more..)
» Steam 2-8-0 (more..)
» Pensacola Roundhouse (more..)
» Pensacola, Florida, USA (more..)
» 1947
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» LN 1250 (more..)
» Unknown
» Collection of Ron Flanary (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
This is another unidentified oldie from my collection. The scene is almost certainly L&N’s eight-stall roundhouse (with 75-foot turntable) at Pensacola, FL. Such a calamity pictured here was actually quite common in the steam era. Consolidation 1250 (class H27A) probably had a steam leak in her throttle, so without wheel chocks, she just eased into the turntable pit. What’s worse, the engine is wedged against the turntable, so every locomotive in the house is now trapped—including K2A Pacifics 190 and 175 on the left. The “hats” (officials) are evident, but a few roundhouse laborers are busy constructing cribbing to begin lifting the engine up. The process is slow: build a foundation of wooden cribbing, jack it up, build more cribbing, jack it up, etc. I saw this same thing happen in the early ‘50s at L&N’s Loyall, KY roundhouse when J4 Mike 1774 (a much larger engine than the 1250 shown here) went nose-down in the pit. In that case, the hostler headed for the turntable in the 1774 only to realize—too late—that the engine’s cross compound air compressor was turned off. Oops—no brakes!
Community Response Photo Comments (11) 
Views: 23,551     Favorited: 82
Since added on May 26, 2012

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (13)+ Add to Album

Album created by member Ty Kaneshiro
Album Views: 12,720
my album for steam locomotives
Scrap, Crashed, and Forgotten

Album created by member Ty Kaneshiro
Album Views: 10,699
Lousville & Nashville

Album created by member James Gentry
Album Views: 10,301
Anything to do with the good ole L&N.
Workin' On The Railroad

Album created by member KD Rail Photography
Album Views: 16,938
Photo albums dedicated to the Men, and Women that keep the Railroad running around the clock 365 days a year. From Dispatcher to Track Gangs, these are the people that make the railroad moves!

Album created by member Daniel Minaca
Album Views: 144,449
RPN exhaustive pictures (over 4100) with turntables, roundhouses & transfer tables.

Album created by member ollie
Album Views: 42,648

Album created by member Gene Heath
Album Views: 13,970
L&N Railroad operations
Derailments & accidents

Album created by member Kyle
Album Views: 90,089
Unseen Aspects

Album created by member ckeefer58
Album Views: 957,558
Pictures of things often unseen in the world of railroading. Interesting equipment, operations, and people that help the railroad go around.

Album created by member dieselhead
Album Views: 47,509
North American Trains

Album created by member Pete Boor
Album Views: 168,616

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,201,623
Over 40.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Would you believe it?

Album created by member Jean-Marc Frybourg
Album Views: 2,331,828
Now featuring 2800 unbelievable to merely surprising - or even funny - pictures
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

No header data found for this image.

Photo Copyright © 2012 Collection of Ron Flanary. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information