L&N Alco C430 2260 was on its fourth and last road number when photographed in yard service (with a slug built from an RS-3) at Corbin in 1980. The unit was built as Alco demonstrator 430-3 in 196... (more)
L&N U28C 1531, plus two GE cousins, both U30Cs, is recrewed and ready to roll south of Etowah, TN at the south end of Corbin's East yard. The silos in the background belong to Arch Mineral (previo... (more)
Allegedly upgraded to 3000 HP but still looking exactly like its as-built U28C model, one of only four on the L&N and handed down via SBD.
Muzzled, second order unit.
Back in the good old days when we doing business here and could wander around at will. The first order of these were best. They came along before the government ruined that great GE chug.
EMD B unit 718 is lashed up with four Alco’s as L&N’s southbound freight arrives Corbin, Ky. on July 15, 1964 for a crew change.
The stack is capped on this ex-C&O unit but she was later repainted and worked into the 21st century. I am always amazed that other railroad's units show up on retired lists etc. in railfan publi... (more)
Dead and shoved to the end of track was not a sign of the demise of this unit. These would carry on a few more years.
L&N's 1958-era locomotive paint scheme, as exhibited by RS3 number 118, was rather sombre, but it was typical for the times as railroads chose simpler and more economic liveries for their locomoti... (more)
ACL only bought one SDP and this was it. It became SCL, then L&N, then SBD and wound up switching the yard in the coal country. How I would love to see a shot of this one in the glory days, hand... (more)
Though we weren't happy about the lack of engines, I think most railfans were happy that the new units had preserved "the greatest profile in dieseldom".
Shop forces have used a little ingenuity on the numberboards of this former-C&O unit now clad in the somber tones known as "stealth".
These units and slugs had become the yard switchers here in those days and as Corbin was a showplace, they had a nice paint job.
Former L&N U28C 1531 is under blue flag protection inside the old back shop at Corbin in 1984. This facility once did class repairs (including Class 3 heavy refurbishment) for many L&N steam locom... (more)