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L&N Knoxville Station [LN Photo Archives]

ln_04.jpg: Knoxville, TN, Nov 1970

From Clinch Ave. viaduct, I could see cars dozing under the autumn sun at the Louisville & Nashville Railroad station in Knoxville, TN.

Page 57 of the Morning Sun "SOUTHERN RAILWAY THROUGH PASSENGER SERVICE in color" has a night scene photo.


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L&N RS3 #145 [LN Photo Archives]

ln_03.jpg: Cumberland KY, spring, 1971

At the crossing deep in the Appalachian Mountains, met a coal drag with L&N RS3 #145, one of the 122 RS3s L&N owned. #145 was built in 1954.

photo of #145 found at Fallenflag site;

ALCO RS3 was built between 1950 and 1956 with 1600hp prime mover. 1265 units were sold in United States.

"Appalachian Railroad Modeling" web site has many photos of L&N in the Appalachian Mountains.

"Appalachian Railroad Modeling" web site;

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LN E6A #770 [LN Photo Archives]

ln_770_02.jpg: Louisville, KY. Spring, 1971

At the Kentucky Railway Museum in Louisville, found this preserved locomotive.
This is LN E6A #770, one of the only two EMD E6s survive. LN #770 was built in 1942 and retired in 1968.
The locomotive and the museum was moved to nearby New Haven, KY in 1990.

EMD E6 was built between 1939 and 1942 with 2000hp prime movers. 92 units were sold in the United States.

This photo was first appeared in my "streamline" column.

The second encounter after almost five decades: looks alittle tired.
revised, Sep. 21, 2019

ln770_03.jpg: New Haven, KY. Sep. 10, 2019

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L&N MW #41064 [LN Photo Archives]

l&n41064_01.jpg: New Haven, KY. Sep. 10, 2019

This boxcar is preserved at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky.
Barely read markings indicate this car as Louisville & Nashville Railroad (reporting mark L&N) #41064 with the capacity of 100,000 pounds.

The Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER) for July 1974 shows the group #40000 to 45999 with 1489 cars in place, only described as follows:

“L&N” Miscellaneous Work Equipment

The 40’ boxcar from the series #93000 to 97099 rebuilt between 1939 and 1941 shown in L&N Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment has a similar appearance: 3/7/8 Murphy corrugated ends, Murphy steel roofs, and 6’ Youngstown doors. However, unfortunately, I couldn't find the reassignment/renumbering document telling the original number of the particular car.

L&N 93000 – 97099 series boxcars
The ORER for July 1974 shows the group with only 4 cars in place, 94855, 95006, 96332, and 96704, described as follows:

AAR Designation XM and description “Box, Stl.” only.

The inside length of these cars is 40 feet 6 inches, inside width 9 feet 2 inches, inside height 10 feet, outside length 44 feet 9 inches, extreme height 14 feet 7 inches and capacity 3713 cubic feet or 100,000 pounds.

* 1986 photo of L&N #41148 at Railroad Photo Archives web site;

kentuckyrailwaymuseum_01.jpg: New Haven, KY. Sep. 10, 2019

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