RailPictures.Net Photo: SBD 8531 Seaboard System EMD SD50 at Pineville, Kentucky by Ron Flanary
 
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Seaboard System (more..)
EMD SD50 (more..)
Paulsen (more..)
Pineville, Kentucky, USA (more..)
June 18, 1985
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SBD 8531 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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A northbound (toward Corbin) Lynch Turn is rolling down the Cumberland River at Paulsen, just outside Pineville, KY. The light blue hoppers are ex-Rock Island cars employed by Arch Mineral to handle coal from its ex-US Steel mining facilities in Cumberland to Corbin, where a washing plant was still in operation at the time. The bridge crosses the Cumberland River. This was once double track until the mid-'50s, and the train would be running on what was then the southward main. Barely visible above the bridge railing is the track of the Chenoa Branch, which was a facing point switch (northbound) to the branch itself. It was abandoned several years ago. The Arch facilities at Cumberland changed hands several times--to Cumberland Resources, then Massey Energy, and finally Alpha Natural Resources. It's been mothballed for nearly two years due to the ill health of the Appalachian coal industry. The prep plant at Corbin was also abandoned several years ago.
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