I spent this day with Paul Schneider and another guy as they were filming for a Trains/Kalmbach video on the former L&N north and south of Corbin, KY. I was their "guide," plus I was contracted to write a companion piece that ran in the magazine (both the article and video were titled "Appalachian Conquest"). We had a great time, and with releases from CSX, I was able to take Paul into some otherwise off-limits spots, like Crooked Hill. Here, we're at Brush Creek, KY, on the former "KY" main north of Corbin. Coming at us out of Tunnel 14 is a southbound unit coal train. It's crossing Brush Creek, and will immediately go into the near tunnel (15) before crossing Brush Creek again (the stream twists its way around the hill through which very short tunnel 15 is bored). The concrete ties were brand new at the time. While we were waiting for this train, Paul did an on-camera interview of me, which appeared (edited, of course) on the video. He did a terrific job, and if you see a copy of that flying around somewhere, watch it (I think it was later released on DVD).
Looking back down memory lane at the last generation of GE spartan cab which includes the six axles C series and four axles B series throughout the various of Class 1 Railroads in North America throughout the years.