On 12/29/1982 the Seaboard System came into being. This brought some unbesmirched out of towners to the yard in those early days. Here is an all L&N consist.
The yard was a rather ragtag place in a bad sign of town but we never had any trouble taking pictures.
Each one of these appeared to be a little different and were prized catches.
Working a mine run.
Back when Montgomery had GM&O, CofG, WofA, SCL and L&N this was such a great place to watch trains. The black scheme was getting rather rare so this was a good catch.
From the Oro Dam Constructors to L&N, one of the few decent shots I got of these in L&N colors. Their chug chug was unmistakable, unmuffled and glorious. At least the FDL engine was good for som... (more)
"Back in the day" we didn't have blogs, etc. to get news. Geeps did not do well in the coal fields and were hardly ever seen in those parts. To this day we wonder what occasioned the visit of tw... (more)
They were lined up in long rows in the north end of the yard, one of the finest Alcos ever assembled in America. The didn't last much longer. This one came from P&N to SCL, to L&N. I would love... (more)
L&N's first acquisition of used C-420s came from merger with the Monon. The Jaunty bell was a dead giveaway. I believe they also had dual controls. I these days they were in pretty good shape. ... (more)
The dry leave's rustle in the wind and the chill in the air portend the approaching end for this unit, relegated to switching and mine runs up obscure "hollers". It's companion was a rather rare ... (more)
Very nearly at the end of its journey, 7173 sits on the arrival at Palmerston North, waiting entry to the yard after bringing train 545 down from Whareroa.
How I wish these had caught on! Somehow I don't think equipping an RS-3 with a 251 was really a program at all. From all I've heard about South Louisville, they probably had a couple of extras 2... (more)
A big chunky overworked workhorse.
Bearing a number from a numbering scheme that just never fully materialized this unit shows evidence of participation in the great coal boom of the period.