RailPictures.Net Photo: LN 40025 Louisville & Nashville Wrecker at Big Stone Gap, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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November 04, 1969
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At 3:25 AM on the morning of Monday, November 3, 1969, northbound L&N freight number 856, powered by RS-3s 177 and 165, hit an open switch at the north end of the passing track at Big Stone Gap, derailing the two units and 20 cars of the 64-car train. The derailment was the result of vandalism, but thankfully the crew escaped without serious injury. The following afternoon, one of the L&N's then-new Orton 200-ton wreckers (other roads called them derricks, but not the L&N) is pulling derailed cars from the pile.
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