GP30s still in the early L&N gray-and-yellow scheme (slanted letters and numbers/black outline on numbers and letters) get a little attention.
Train 213 has just traveled Atlanta-Montgomery via the A&WP/WofA West Point Route. In a few minutes an L&N crew will board 2743 and head for Mobile as L&N train 413.
Back when Birmingham was still Pittsburgh of the South the sky was never clear, as can be seen in this photo from the mid 1970s. But, while it might not have been obvious, the steel industry in B... (more)
WofA 213 - a runthrough in cooperation with L&N - rolls by behind three U23Bs. The GEs were common on this train, but to see it without at least one or two GP38s was not.
Four elderly geeps are powering the long-distance local on the line between Montgomery and Birmingham. In the photo, the crew is working the sidings at Elmore, where the branch to Wetumpka split ... (more)
On L&N's line across the flatness of the Gulf Coast, tonnage ratings for locos were high, and long trains behind one or two mid-size B-Bs seemed fairly common.
Cosmetically restored ex-C&NW E8(A) painted in original Louisville & Nashville colors with matching passenger cars, sits displayed at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum in Bowling Green, Ken... (more)
5004 digs in with a heavy cut that includes several Frisco boxcars.
SW1500 with new, or newly-repainted, cab in Boyles Yard. This newer section of the yard must have been expensive, considering how much rock was removed.
An L&N switcher/slug snake curves down toward Tilford Yard's main classification area.
Loaded coal train gets underway.
Empty coal train waits for a crew in downtown Nashville's railroad gulch.
A Mobile-bound extra freight passes through Montgomery's hotspot - the GM&O tower near Bell Street which saw trains of L&N, ICG, SCL and WofA.
A variety of Louisville & Nashville power waits for assignments at the yard in Corbin, Kentucky.
A U-Boat With Extra Props
After a long career as a road engine, Louisville & Nashville U25B 1606 is now working in yard service and on mine runs. It’s now getting extra tractive ef... (more)