A couple of oddballs are bringing a transfer cut to CSX, including three SD-50s recently overhauled by VMV. This was a great location.
Former Cotton Belt GP40-2 7273 waits for its new owners to give it a new coat of paint as sets in the yard at Louisville. Paducah & Louisville would also reclass the unit as a GP38-2.
Two of the this model, unique to ICG & PAL, are doing a little switching at the large industrial park in western KY>
LG1 rolls south through Millwood on a beautiful Saturday evening.
LG1 drops down the steep hill coming out of Black Rock. There are plenty of wonderful places to shoot on the north end of the P&L, if you're fortunate enough to find something running before dark.... (more)
Empty hopper train LG1 passes the Clarkson Community Park as it heads south for the mines near Madisonville. Today's consist includes: PAL 2123 (GP40-2), PAL 3831 (GP38-2), GMTX 2628 (GP38-2), CEF... (more)
LG1 heads south near Big Clifty. CEFX 121 (leased SD9043MAC) puts on quite a show back in the middle of the consist.
I wish I had one of this in its full ICG paint job. These apparently got new paint fairly quickly and were usually found around Calvert City.
Traveling over former IC trackage Paducah & Louisville
power head west with coal empties by Cecilia Ky.
PAL GP40-2 2123 along with some other EMD products
lead coal empties west for a refill.
It's not GM&O, it's not even IC, it's just late to get paint. There's still a measure of well worn dignity that comes from years of honest work.
Being one of the first repaints this unit got a lot of attention. I understand it started out as Louisiana Midland before IC. Paducah was always a great place for surprises and variety.
I always liked these units, no slope in the long hood, kinda Baldwinesque, you might say. No you wouldn't. Our course if you were around the early PAL you liked anything with paint!
Empty hopper train LG1 crosses the "high trestle" as it grinds up Muldraugh Hill between West Point and Fort Knox. This is the southward ruling grade on the P&L. Today's train has a rather interes... (more)