An L&N SD35 mixes with (left) an N&W SD45, and (right), two Seaboard Coast Line SD45s. Coal movements were heavy and power was exceedingly tight for the L&N in those challenging times.
Head brakeman Billy Lawson talks engineer Sam Smith back to a coupling as they tie on the mid-train "slaves" (today, it would be DPUs) to the Belmont Unit Train for Duke Power. Seven SDs are requi... (more)
Second unit is F7A 1784.
This is the General meeting a coal train at the curve before sundown. It is 1969 and there are still several daytime class one trains running. EMD units dominate. The GE's are not fully establishe... (more)
Stored at engine facility.
An Interstate mine run stands in the clear at High Target (junction between the IRR main to Norton, and the old L&N Pounding Mill Branch, used by the Southern). The old trailers on the right were ... (more)
"White face" radio-controlled equipped 3055 fronts a Yuma Turn as it finishes its brake test before leaving Andover/Appalachia. There are four units up front, and three more SD "slaves" in the mid... (more)
Eastbound coal loads drop downgrade into St. Paul in a snowy scene. The sign is an N&W steam-era classic---the type seen in several O. Winston Link photos.
A power-strapped SOO leased these ex-N&W SD35 high hoods in '89, waiting for the SD60's to arrive on the property.
A eastbound manifest with the 6918, one of 29 SD35's that Southern Pacific had, is seen at the east switch of Walong siding.
This coal train is just getting underway from the yard at Crewe, Virginia.