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  1. The First Meeting

    The First Meeting

    CSXT 201 pulls a train of autoracks through the Kentucky hills.
  2. CSXT 3014

    CSXT 3014

    American Pride is on display in La Grange, KY as CSX 3014 runs down Main Street for several blocks before having its own dedicated right of way back.
  3. The Special

    The Special

    L&N 152 powering a special run north of New Haven. The normally scheduled train had operated decked out in flags and bunting to commemorate the Gettysburg Address. The late afternoon special put the train in some very nice light. A cab ride earlier and good light later. It was a good day...
  4. The Retirement Years

    The Retirement Years

    Ex CSX GP16's-1830, 1730, 1825, 1738-enjoy the retirement years as displays at RJ Corman Railroad Group Corporate Headquarters in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
  5. Shelbyville Trestle

    Shelbyville Trestle

    December 13, 2006: NS 111 heads eastbound on the Shelbyville Trestle in downtown Shelbyville, KY. NS Central Division Louisville Dst.
  6. BNSF 4262 - B23-7 - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 4262 - B23-7 - M.J. Scanlon

    All four-axle power on the the Little Rock Local, L GFC5511 24T, as EMDX 826 (GP38-2) leads two former ATSF B23-7's by Kentucky Street.
  7. BNSF 5896 - ES44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5896 - ES44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    The new BNSF logo looking clean on this DPU unit of the empty coal train E MHDBTM0 21A as it passes by the closed crossing at Kentucky Street.
  8. BNSF 5116 - C44-9W - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5116 - C44-9W - M.J. Scanlon

    Heading east into Memphis at Kentucly Street, BNSF 5116 and NS 8990 head towards a meet with a westbound BNSF empty coal train on Broadway. The MMEEWX 29 train of the UP can also be seen in the distance.
  9. UP 4602 - SD70M - M.J. Scanlon

    UP 4602 - SD70M - M.J. Scanlon

    Going past the Sunday afternoon railfans at Kentucky Street, UP's MMEEWX 29 heads out of town with UP 4602 on the point. Those new condos are sure making the hangout space tight near the tracks.
  10. New Year's Day Catfish

    New Year's Day Catfish

    This lonesome Catfish (C40-9W 8904) leads an empty northbound autorack train by Wilmore.
  11. The Powerbar on NS

    The Powerbar on NS

    12/21/05: This "Powerbar" BNSF 7612 was the trailing unit on NS 376 at Georgetown, KY.
  12. BNSF 8721 (GP60)

    BNSF 8721 (GP60)

    This BNSF GP60 leads the empty northbound TripleCrown RoadRailer NS 264 with a Union Pacific SD70M 4519 trailing, on two track at Wilmore, Kentucky on a cold, cloudy November 16, 2005.
  13. CSXT 4735 - SD70MAC - M.J. Scanlon

    CSXT 4735 - SD70MAC - M.J. Scanlon

    A nice "coupling" of CSX and BNSF slowly crosses over the Kansas Street Lead switch on the Thayer South Sub in downtown Memphis.
  14. BNSF 9937 - SD70MAC - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 9937 - SD70MAC - M.J. Scanlon

    An empty BNSF coal train crosses under one of the many new signal bridges being installed in the Kentucky/Kansas Street area.
  15. Union Pacific on NS

    Union Pacific on NS

    8/9/05: SD70M UP 4008 and a trailing NS C40-9W 9017 leads this HOT intermodal south thru Wilmore, KY. This location is the best spot for shooting southbounds in the mornings.
  16. Wilmore Caboose

    Wilmore Caboose

    Former Southern Caboose X365 is now being used as a railside museum for the City of Wilmore to show the history of this railroad town and the line that runs through it. The Caboose is open on Saturdays from 10am-12pm(Summer months).
  17. NS at night

    NS at night

    6/19/05: A northbound manifest train streaks by the South Main Street crossing in Wilmore, KY.
  18. Twice Monthly

    Twice Monthly

    Little 102 of Kentucky and Tennessee comes out only several times a month to move freight for her owners.
  19. RJ Corman Railroad

    RJ Corman Railroad

    An RJ Corman Railroad Freight Train sitting at Guthrie, Kentucky awaiting a fresh crew with a pair of former CSXT GP16'S for power.
  20. BNSF 5642 - C44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5642 - C44AC - M.J. Scanlon

    BNSF 5642 is the DPU on this empty coal train as it heads west toward Arkansas. Memphis, TN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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