Three big Seaboard System SD50s are slowly backing up the former L&N Pennington-Pocket branch with an empty unit coal train on a hot summer day in 1985. Here, the train is crossing US 421 and the ... (more)
Three Seaboard System SD50s throttle up on a unit coal train at Appalachia, VA in the summer of 1985. This trackage would be dormant about six months, as traffic would, instead, us a new connectio... (more)
Two fallen flags schemes can be seen on this one woodchip hopper as it still displays the double "S" Seaboard System paint as well as the patch work that covered up the Family Lines verbiage and l... (more)
This slide (which I had misplaced in my collection, but recently found) was the cover shot for TRAINS Magazine's August 1985 issue. The article inside covered the history and operation of the form... (more)
It's colder than the mammary gland of a witch at Dante, VA this day in 1985. The GP38-2 in the foreground is obviously a former L&N unit, although this railroad is neither the Clinchfield, whose y... (more)
Not really L&N, but they forgot the "SBD" on the side.
A "pure" Family Lines unit. Not really but I keep them separate for some reason. I never have liked sublettering.
A trio of Seaboard System U-Boats heads north toward Chicago on the former C&EI with a pig train. Tom Golden photo.
Originally SAL, then SCL, this unit is being backed by a hostler in the process of moving from servicing areas to the ready tracks known as "the field".
Former SCL 1512, nee ACL
On my periodic trips to Corbin in the good old days I would always wonder what they'd be switching with this time. These "phospate refugess" we just one on many sets of switchers that came and we... (more)
Happening 30 years ago, another railroad transition with this former SCL unit in the rudimentary lettering of it's short-lived new owner.
By this date the railroad is actually CSX and this former L&N will get the new garb soon enough.
Looking good in its new regalia this unit heads a train waiting to get into the yard by running up the main line and backing in.
Gee I bet this one was originally SCL. Great quality painting. This one is not very old but has been worked very hard.