At the north end of the yard, just hanging around. This was their territory. Photo by Dave Petke. From my collection.
Groady and worn looking this unit reminds us that the good old days were not that great at times but I still miss the L&N. Photo by Mike Dolenski from my collection
With Southern being the big show in Chattanooga, L&N moved its main yard south of town right on the Georgia line. Here a grizzled old vet shows years of hard work at the small engine facility.
In those days we always expected Alcos here and finding a low horsepower EMD B-B was a big surprise. This is the Patio switcher spotting a reefer.
After a wild chase following a wild man (you know who you are)in a red pickup we caught this southbound freight pulled by what had recently become a real mismatch. Even that beautiful paint job c... (more)
Helping build houses after Katrina still allowed some time to get out and shoot some "exotica" after NS black. Another renumbering.
So glad to see one of my favorite former NS units has found work and in an awesome paint job. Here the photog’s chase train head off westward to clear up for 1309’s runby as the sun begins to... (more)
With an intrepid brakeman in a tradition stance and coal fire in the stove there’s a feeling of assurance that the trip will be successful. These little “house cars” were a refuge from cold... (more)
Early in the morning a ghost appears from the mist, returned from the dead, pulling a short train of hoppers bound for Frostburg, but we can imagine Jenkins or Van Leer Junction or many other plac... (more)
RIP Elk River. Nice long try. So many places I have no need to visit any more.
Bult as SOU, then to NS and now working the quite hill country of Eastern Ohio.
Ex C&O unit takes a break.
Nice, clean DPU on a southbound coal train.
Coupled to a cut-down switcher used for braking this unit took a turn on the table just for the photograph.
Soundbound aggregates thread their way southbound down the funnel. Aggregates move in both directions and sent tremors thru the Sandy soil.