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Letcher County Railroading
Past and Present photos of trains operating in Letcher County Kentucky.
Photo Album By: James Gentry
 
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Photo ID: 669961

Deep in the hollows of Letcher County, two EMD's rust away at the idled Golden Oak Coal prep plant. These units were called mine critters, which shoved hoppers under the loadout while loading coal... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: EMD SW7
Location: Colson, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Unit 1
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 08, 2018


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By: James Gentry

Added: Sep 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 668497

On a gorgeous Saturday morning, a empty hopper train passes over the Blair Branch crossing in the small mountain community of Isom.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Isom, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5454
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 25, 2018


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By: James Gentry

Added: Aug 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 651254

CSX 256 with the SCL sticker on the side, pushes a loaded coal train through the Democrat tunnel on the way to Martin.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Democrat, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 256
Train ID: CSX C640
Photo Date: March 11, 2018


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By: James Gentry

Added: Mar 12, 2018

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Photo ID: 487764

Until the company went belly up, Kentucky's South East Coal operated its own locomotives and cars on the L&N (later Seaboard System and CSX) Eastern Kentucky Subdivision. These three GP20s (with t... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Isom, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: SECX 2005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jul 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 246264

CSX C853-03 crosses the county line from Letcher into Knott County and stretches across the Deane Connection of the C&O and L&N railroads. It is seen here crossing Highway 7 with CSX 5107, the W.... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Letcher County/Knott County Line, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 872
Train ID: CSX C853
Photo Date: August 04, 2008


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Aug 11, 2008

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Photo ID: 246262

For years, an Alco switcher, modified for remote control operation, sat alongside CSX's Rockhouse Sub in Letcher County, KY at the idle Enterprise loadout at Democrat. Now it is but a memory as i... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Alco S2
Location: Democrat, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: ECC 1503
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 2008


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Aug 11, 2008

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Photo ID: 245774

Nothing that a few good swipes with a hammer won't fix! After digging out this set of trucks the Corman crew reassembled the wheelset to place under one of the derailed hoppers. This location is... (more)

Railroad: R.J. Corman Railroads
Locomotive: Untitled
Location: Colson, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Untitled
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 2008


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Aug 07, 2008

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Photo ID: 245772

RJ Corman cranes position on the sides of the heavy loaded coal hopper to get it back on track following the derailment the previous day. CSX operates the prep plant here.

Railroad: R.J. Corman Railroads
Locomotive: Untitled
Location: Colson, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Untitled
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 04, 2008


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Aug 07, 2008

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Photo ID: 245618

This car's front trucks broke free and derailed while the car continued forward. When the car finally fell and dug in, the trucks were in the middle of the car.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Colson, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 2008


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Aug 06, 2008

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Photo ID: 245602

Five loaded coal cars went on the ground at the Sapphire prep plant near Whitesburg Sunday, apparently caused by a broken rail. DTI Energy of Detroit is the owner of the cars.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Colson, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 03, 2008


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Aug 05, 2008

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Photo ID: 101954

SECX Loads, rolling through a summer shower north to Calla

Railroad: Southeast Coal
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Jeremiah, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: SECX 2006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 08, 1987


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Apr 16, 2005

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Photo ID: 57037

The power owned by the Progress Loadout in the town of Democrat, KY is seen here in silent repose, showing off its more than classy paint job.

Railroad: Progress Loadout
Locomotive: EMD GP-8
Location: Democrat, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: 8131
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2004


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By: louis capwell

Added: Apr 09, 2004

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Photo ID: 57031

A CSX coal train stops just inside the Democrat Block of the Elkhorn & Beaver Valley Sub, "meeting" the decrepit Alco switcher at the Democrat Mine.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE CW44-6 (de-rated AC6000CW)
Location: Democrat, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 696
Train ID: CSX N803-04
Photo Date: April 08, 2004


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By: louis capwell

Added: Apr 09, 2004

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Photo ID: 47839

Empty Virginia power hoppers are headed to the Sapphire prep plat to be loaded.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Deane, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7852
Train ID: CSX N702-23
Photo Date: October 25, 2003


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By: Jim Collier

Added: Jan 26, 2004

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Photo ID: 45875

CSX 475 leads a NB empty mixed coal train through the rural Letcher County, KY town of Blackey. Several inches of snow linger on the ground on this sunny day.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Blackey, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 475
Train ID: CSX N373-07
Photo Date: January 10, 2004


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By: Christopher Anderson

Added: Jan 11, 2004

Views: 1,553
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