When the L&N Railroad completed the "CC&O Connection" linking its Martin's Fork Branch in Harlan County, KY to the original Cumberland Valley Division at Hagans, VA (via a switchback) in... (more)
When you're sixteen years old, as I was when this photo was snapped, you tend to be blissfully ignorant of many dangers in this world. I had photographed the change of engines and servicing of the... (more)
More E7 units were built by EMD than any other E-unit model, and yet only one survives (Pennsy 5901 in the museum at Strasburg, PA). L&N 792 from this distinguished group of such units is on the p... (more)
The combined L&N Pan-American (from Cincinnati), Piedmont Limited (a Southern-West Point run from New York, combined at Montgomery), and Gulf Wind (from Jacksonville, via SAL, added at Flomaton, A... (more)
This is a staged L&N p.r. photo. The young girl waving to the engineer is standing alongside the double-tracked main line to Nashville--a few miles south of Louisville--for no apparent reason. Thi... (more)
What appears to be L&N's southbound Pan-American is mere minutes into its daily Cincinnati to New Orleans trip as K-5 Pacific 279 hammers along toward the north portal of Latonia Tunnel.
With its bell caught on the upswing, L&N K-5 Pacific 266--a USRA design of uncommon visual appeal--rolls out of the tunnel at Latonia with the morning southbound Pan-American to New Orleans. This ... (more)
On a summer day in 1959, we’re roaring down the L&N’s “Short Line” between Cincinnati and Louisville in the cab of E7 760. This wonderful photo by my long-time friend Charlie Castner was taken whi... (more)
Veteran L&N E6 755 (built in 1942) is on the point of the southbound Pan-American today. During the 15-minute station stop, the two Es are watered (although it appears the tanks are already overfl... (more)
L&N train 99, the Cincinnati-New Orleans Pan-American, swings around the south leg of the wye at A Street Tower before backing into Louisville Union Station.