RailPictures.Net Photo: LN 3571 Louisville & Nashville EMD SD40-2 at Baxter, Kentucky by Ron Flanary
 
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Louisville & Nashville (more..)
EMD SD40-2 (more..)
Baxter (more..)
Baxter, Kentucky, USA (more..)
July, 1978
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LN 3571 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was in the throes of an unprecedented volume of coal traffic in Eastern Kentucky when this shot was taken. A St. Paul, VA-bound 72-car unit train is just out of Loyall, and swinging through the junction at Baxter on the double-tracked Clover Fork Branch to Harlan Junction. The two lead SD40-2s are new reinforcements to the road's thin motive power roster--and the first new power to come in the Family Lines paint scheme. The new livery, while attractive, foretells the eventual demise of the L&N as a corporation. Also interesting is the rear unit--a leased N&W SD40.
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