RailPictures.Net Photo: LN 1250 Louisville & Nashville Steam 2-8-0 at Pensacola, Florida by Collection of Ron Flanary
 
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This is another unidentified oldie from my collection. The scene is almost certainly L&N’s eight-stall roundhouse (with 75-foot turntable) at Pensacola, FL. Such a calamity pictured here was actually quite common in the steam era. Consolidation 1250 (class H27A) probably had a steam leak in her throttle, so without wheel chocks, she just eased into the turntable pit. What’s worse, the engine is wedged against the turntable, so every locomotive in the house is now trapped—including K2A Pacifics 190 and 175 on the left. The “hats” (officials) are evident, but a few roundhouse laborers are busy constructing cribbing to begin lifting the engine up. The process is slow: build a foundation of wooden cribbing, jack it up, build more cribbing, jack it up, etc. I saw this same thing happen in the early ‘50s at L&N’s Loyall, KY roundhouse when J4 Mike 1774 (a much larger engine than the 1250 shown here) went nose-down in the pit. In that case, the hostler headed for the turntable in the 1774 only to realize—too late—that the engine’s cross compound air compressor was turned off. Oops—no brakes!
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