RailPictures.Net Photo: LN 350 Louisville & Nashville Alco FA-2 at Appalachia, Virginia by Ron Flanary
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Snow day!! Since it's hot and muggy outside right now, I thought this might help cool things off. I took this shot in January 1963, about the time of my 15th birthday. I still recall those magic words from the transistor radio (WLSD radio, in nearby Big Stone Gap) beside my bed in Appalachia that Wise County schools would be closed for snow that day. EUREKA! This meant I could do a little train photography---in the snow. While the four snow-covered tracks on the left (the Southern and Interstate interchange tracks and Southern main) reveal that nothing's run yet, L&N train 66 has showed up from Norton, and the lead unit this morning is an Alco cab---number 350. This particular unit is an Alco model FPA-2 (with a steam generator and signal lines for passenger service), L&N just called them all, whether straight freight or dual service, FA-2s. Having completed a pick up of interchange cars from the Interstate, the train is departing for Corbin, KY. I would hang around outside much of the day as train traffic picked up. You gotta take advantage of such situations!
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