On Crooked Hill, March 19, 1989:
A southbound Stilesboro (GA) unit train for Georgia Power comes out of the old northbound bore of Tunnel 8 on Crooked Hill behind four (4) U30C's. The old GEs w... (more)
On October 20, 1995 I was at the south portal of the old northbound bore of Tunnel on Crooked Hill (KY). Coming straight at you is a southbound unit coal train. Two more GEs are shoving on the rea... (more)
On November day in 1995 I met up with Paul Schneider and Tim Hensch for a day of shooting trains on the former L&N KD Sub. Paul was doing a video production for Trains Magazine, and my assignment ... (more)
K427 pops out of the tunnel on the former southbound main as it passes by the abandoned tunnel on the former northbound main near Hazel Patch Kentucky on Crooked Hill.
A northbound "double" drops down Crooked Hill on the former L&N "KY" main between Corbin and Cincinnati. The train includes six SD50s and 180 empty coal hoppers---basically the... (more)
For a brief time, CSX used its remaining four F-units on the short-lived Detroit-Atlanta Roadrailers--a contract service for General Motors. On a rainy day in April 1988, former Clinchfield FP7 11... (more)
Crooked Hill was a major operational challenge for the L&N Railroad, both for southbound tonnage (up) and northbound coal (down). Its name was earned honestly, too, because it was (and is) a rathe... (more)
A SB Georgia Power loaded coal train is down to a crawl as it does battle with the former L&N's Crooked Hill north of London, KY.
Northboun "Tote" drops down Crooked Hill, en route to Cincinnati
A southbound Stilesboro (GA) unit train comes out of Tunnel 8 on Crooked Hill behind four (4) U30C's, on their last legs.
Ex-BN SD45 on the Crooked Hill helper leads train R549 up grade, looking through Tunnel 9
With 8,800hp on the rear and one of the two lead units off-line, a SB coal train claws up Crooked Hill on the KY Sub at 3 mph.
The Crooked Hill Helpers are off of the siding and onto the CC Sub. main line preparing to head down the hill.
The East Burnstadt Hill Helpers dig in on the rear of a SB GALX train.
The big GEs are down to a crawl as they near the top of Crooked Hill on the KY Subdivision.