Loyall, KY, May 1965: When the L&N dieselized and steam was gone, I was devastated. It took some time, but I made peace with the diesel thanks to the company's 107 Alco RS-3s----certainly my favorite locomotive of all time. They weren't particularly attractive, but if anything, they were distinctive, and on the CV Division, they were ubiquitous. Their Alco 244 prime movers would do this "Diddy RUMP, Diddy RUMP, Diddy RUMP" cadence when they were idling---as number 124 is doing here under the sand tower at Loyall. And when they were all retired and scrapped by 1974, it left a void similar to that I felt when the last "Big Emma" left Loyall. I can still look at this photo I took 49 years ago and smell the diesel exhaust, the grease, and feel the warmth of the day. These days, I can't find much appeal to the big GE AC units that blast through on CSX coal trains. It just isn't the same.