That thing will be there until the ends of the earth!
That's a great (but somewhat sad) photo Joe. I remember seeing this type of Southern unit deliver grain cars on a spur to Wild Turkey in Lawrenceburg, KY back in the early 1990s. Unfortunately, it is all done by truck now, taking away much of the charm.
I lived not far from here until roughly 2010, and can provide some information about the locomotive. The engine in question is owned by a man who leases boxcars out. Far as I can remember, he's some thirty or forty of the things (the boxcars) and uses this engine on the rare occasions that a car needs dragged up the spur he owns to a place where the cars can be worked on.
The owner (to use a southern term) "Doesn't take kindly" to people photographing his locomotive or cars, and has been known to call the police on anyone seen in the vicinity of the engine with a camera. He didn't originally do this, but after a number of railfans were seen climbing on the locomotive, and were tied to vandalism of it, he began to take more drastic actions.
|Posted by Kibu on December 2, 2014