One of the former ACL Alcos acquired by the L&N to help handle its upsurge in coal traffic in the '70s was this unit (as well as sister 7516 coupled behind). No. 7521 was built as ACL 2008 in 1964... (more)
Richard Beal photo:
Sitting outside the freshly re"signed" engine shop at Corbin, KY. An old Clinchfield warrior suns herself.
Here a northbound train is crossing the river after just departing the huge yard.
NB train departs the area at about the only shootable spot on the north side.
L&N 1425 resting between trips at Corbin, KY || August 1973
Leased out by EML but happily with an unbutchered paint job these units were scattered around CSX pretty well. Interesting exercise, by the way, try to find the home office, CEO and phone number... (more)
Only a year after I shot them in CA these had been spurned by Big John Santa Fe and hired out as mercenaries for CSX working for something called EML.
L&N U30C #1472 in Corbin, KY awaiting its next assignment in August 1973.
L&N SD35 #1216 awaiting its next assignment in Corbin, KY || August 1973
Two brand new EMD GP35s are spliced by an older GP30 on this southbound extra arriving off the "KY" from DeCoursey at Corbin. These were the first units to feature a nose herald on the still-new g... (more)
Loads south, empties north: A northbound "mty" hopper train heads to the coalfields for another load as a southbound gets rolling on the double track from Corbin south to Faber.
With two more coal trains to follow shortly, a southbound unit train for Tampa Electric gets underway from Corbin's West Yard.
Okay it is CSX but we can dream that Clinchfield is coming back as if by magic and by the time she reached Williamsburg we had a gray SD-45-2.
L&N 1326 in Corbin, KY
L&N 1411 leads a group of six-motor units getting fuel and sand at the old engine terminal at Corbin. This unit would be totaled in a terrible "cornfield meet" (head-on collision) at Amherst, TN i... (more)