RailPictures.Net Photo: SBD 6603 Seaboard System EMD GP40-2 at Louisville, Kentucky by Ron Flanary
 
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Seaboard System (more..)
EMD GP40-2 (more..)
South Louisville Shops (more..)
Louisville, Kentucky, USA (more..)
October 06, 1984
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SBD 6603 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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One of the shortest lived railroad companies of all times was Seaboard System. It lasted from the end of 1982 until the summer of 1986, when it was folded into CSX Transportation---just three and a half years. SBD included the former Seaboard Coast Line, the L&N, the West Point Route, the Georgia, and the Clinchfield. On October 6, 1984---during the very first annual convention of the L&N Historical Society--our group was on a tour of South Louisville Shops, and I grabbed this shot. Ex-L&N GP40-2 6603 is getting her final inspection after refurbishment and a fresh coat of French gray Seaboard System paint. The "Shops" would be closed within three years by CSX, and completely demolished. Today, this spot is occupied by the University of Louisville football stadium. With all due respects to the Cardinals, I think it's a waste of good real estate---a place that was far more appealing when it still served as one of the major railroad shops in the nation.
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