This one is a year into Seaboard Systemand still unaltered by company barbarians, as most were.
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.
Taken from the Monon and moved to the coal fields, these units lasted about another decade hauling coal and looking good with the jaunty bell mounted on the short hood.
Cheap gray paint job and a small tank distinguish this unit sitting on the old SAL main.
The last number in the C420 roster, originally P&N and former SCL, didn't last long and was stored awaiting disposition having never been repainted. I wonder if this one ever operated on this rai... (more)
I got this one on the west side the day prior and stayed the night because I would never see it again. This is the east side.
It was late in the afternoon when I got this shot and I knew we'd never meet again so we spent the night.
Relegated to the dead line, ths unit has a most unusual sideways horn. I wondered if it operated that way. They would have mounted it that way if it saved a nickel, I'm sure.
If I were pinned down on the subject I would probably have to name the RS-11 as my all-time favorite. These started out on the SAL and came to L&N from SCL. Regrettably their working days are ov... (more)
Feeding eight motors required high throttle settings and this ex-TC unit is slugging it out as it shoves a large cut of the stuff that made Corbin great.
Classic power and unusual to see in the coal country I was familiar with.
EB coal with something colorful for a change. I'd like to see that scheme with a nice sill stripe added and the NS logos emblazoned on all sides.
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.