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.
Another "facelift" unit has invaded the area once reserved for interesting stuff.
A southbound extra with a great matched set at this late date was a thrill. At the time two tracks extended from Osborne Yard all the way to the south end of E'town but north of this point it was... (more)
In lousy weather a northbound freight is approaching the yard with one I have a warm spot for, orginially Clinchfield. Note to modelers, in 1997 they were still hauling cross-cut pulpwood. No mo... (more)
Northbound departing train is probably a turn/local to Patio Yard, as evidenced by the mixed freight. I like the matched set of gloriously unmuffled chuggers.
With a leased ATSF unit this southbound train is just out of the big yard in Corbin and accelerating on its southbound trip.
Rather amazing that this L&N lettering continued to exist years after the merger. The haters somehow missed it.
I am a wiser man than I was when the F-units and GP9s were everywhere, so repeat after me children, so you never forget, "Someday we will wish we still had these around."
Back when they were pretty new and had their old numbers i was thrilled to see a "Not-a-GE" on this southbound. They stopped to give the conductor time to hot foot it to the nearest fas... (more)
The forces of the renumbering have not yet gotten to this unit which is showing the effects of six years of rugged service.
There was hope after the stealth scheme as this southbound coal train illustrated.
The ex-RFP GP40s didn't last long. I was happy to catch this NB freight in the late afternoon sun.