An L&N Norton, VA to Corbin, KY train is in the process of having its initial terminal brake test at Norton on May 6, 1980. The joint N&W-L&N yard was unusually empty this day. The SD40-2 and two C30-7s were still fairly new. At the time, I wasn't too fond of the Family Lines paint scheme, because it was clear the L&N's autonomy was nearly gone. But I'll have to admit now, it was a very attractive livery.