L&N eventually acquired a pretty big group of C420s, but not in the usual way. First, L&N purchased 16 new C420s from Alco, then two more were acquired with the takeover of the Tennessee Central,... (more)
This is an absolutely typical power set for L&N unit coal trains in the 1970s, with three U30Cs and an SD40-2. The EMD would outlast the C-boats, but 1549 - renumbered 7243 - did make it into Sea... (more)
K643 departs Corbin with a pair of CP SD70ACu's leading the way.
Louisville & Nashville RS36 914, aided by a slug cut down from an RS3, switches the yard in Corbin, Kentucky. C420 1320, adorned in the what may be the best version of L&N colors, stands in a line... (more)
CSX P918-23 pulls up into position to begin reboarding riders after allowing them to conduct a tour of the Corbin facilities with several other railfans taking the chance to record the train & get... (more)
Idling for a long time, oil builds up in cylinders etc., then with a mighty roar a trio of GEs head out on a mine run. Oh, the humanity. God, I STILL love the smell of diesel smoke in the mornin... (more)
Corbin maybe. Hope you labeled your slides. I missed this one.
A mine run from Corbin makes its way through fresh snow on the way to Resource mine. The trip would be cut short due to flooding on the C&M Branch.
One of the yard crews at Louisville & Nashville’s Corbin yard assembles a train for a mine run.
Louisville & Nashville road switcher/slug combinations face off in Corbin, Kentucky. A U25B and slug are in the foreground, while an RS-36 paired with a cut-down RS3 point the opposite way in the ... (more)
The engineer of one of Louisville & Nashville’s yard crews in Corbin, Kentucky checks his path as he backs his RS-36/slug combo into the yard.
The majority of the power at Louisville & Nashville’s yard in Corbin, Kentucky in May, 1982 was painted in the Family Lines scheme. A few nice examples of pure L&N paint was present, including th... (more)
Louisville & Nashville U25B 1603, paired with a slug cut down from an RS-3, goes to work in the yard in Corbin, Kentucky.
A ex SCL C420 sits with other L&N Alcos In Corbin
Looking resplendent in one of the best cheapo paint jobs, this new unit is out back at the old enginehouse.