LN L&N and NC&StL

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  1. BNSF FAN

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    This one was just railroad south of Cowan TN on Monteagle mountain. The lower line is the Nashville to Chattanooga main and the line above is the Tracey City branch that went on up to the top of the mountain. Photographer unknown.
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    As seen in @BNSF FAN 's post, a member of the J3 Class was saved. The #576 seen here at Schenectady is currently under restoration to run again. The NC&St.L had 20, from Alco, 1942. As I understand it, this was the as-delivered "Yellowjacket" scheme, later simplified by removing the skirting and called a "Stripe".

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    I seem to recall reading something about a restoration. It has been a while. I wonder about their progress?
     
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    They're now at the halfway point it's said. We've had some thoughtful conversation here about numerous steam locomotive rebuildings done at great expense, wondering if sponsors have any sort of long range operating, storage and preservation plans in place. We've seen more than a few of these completed projects arrive on center stage with great fanfare, only to fade away into obscurity within a few years to an unknown fate.
     
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    From 10/18/1987 at Clanton, AL, with ladders to the roof torched off, roofwalk removed and in work service, L&N 40' 7511. Stencil shows RBLT 7-68.

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    From 04/1986 at Montgomery, AL, L&N 6107. No builder's date is evident on the stencils.

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    From 07/1989 at Montgomery, AL, L&N flatcar 43108. Stenciling shows BLT 6-30!

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    Taken 05/25/1989 at Birmingham, AL is L&N SW-1 #11, built as Memphis Union Station's #10. From there she worked at Republic Steel at Thomas, AL from 1964 to 1984 when the mill closed. The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum rescued her in 1989. Restored to operation and repainted as L&N 11 for the L&N Historical Society Convention that year, she reliably worked trains at the museum until she was vandalized in the mid 1990s. Someone started a fire in the cab and so thoroughly destroyed the control stand and connections that she has not run since.

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    From 01/15/1978 at Knoxville, TN, C-628 L&N 1406, built 1964.

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    From 03/07/1978 at Knoxville, TN and covered in road grime, U-25C L&N 1509, built 1965.

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    A cold 02/18/1979 at Knoxville, TN. The 4067 is a GP38-2 built April 1972, later SBD 4067 and CSX 2577.

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    Brrrr....!!:confused:
     
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    Gutter trash @$&^$#@$^^!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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    Roy Blackburn photo - Location and date unknown
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    Knoxville, TN, 01/28/1978. The 1316 is former Tennessee Central 400.

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    Thanksgiving weekend 1978 at Tullahoma, TN.

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    From 01/20/1979 at Knoxville, TN, L&N business car 363 is in town with a power car and other equipment. I'm not entirely sure what's happened to this car. I've found two websites that say it resides at the Kentucky Railroad Museum at New Haven, KY, but the museum's website doesn't show it in their roster.

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    In May 1986 I again caught up with what I think is the same car at Montgomery, AL. Websites say the 363 is named "Kentucky". Looking at my above shot, I wonder if the L&N had the car number on one side and "Kentucky" on the other, or if "Kentucky" was added later?

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    When the CSX Business car fleet was being stored at West Jacksonville, adjacent to the Dufford Dispatching Center I recall one of the cars was named 'Kentucky'. I don't know if it was the same car that is pictured.

    With the fleet having been painted in the historical B&O livery all the cars in the fleet were renamed for various officials in the history of CSX. All of the cars have specific car initials and numbers, however, I don't have a key to which car is which number.
     
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    Most of the photos that are published from the 40's and 50's and earlier are for the most part B&W and, at least for me, my mind has a filter that says everything that happened in that era was all B&W. To get a color picture of something that you have only seen in B&W previously shocks your minds eye.
     

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