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    Roadtrip to Illinois 12/15 & 12/16/2017

    Having two consecutive days off from work, I decided to get out and get away from the usual railroading here in Kentucky (CSX and NS, and mostly widecab power belonging to them) this past weekend and travel to Illinois for a little variety. I was not disappointed. CN/IC 3106 South, Dongola...
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    Two encounters with Union Pacific's Rio Grande Heritage Unit

    Over the last 10 days or so, Union Pacific's Rio Grande heritage unit has passed through Kentucky on several occasions. I managed to catch it on two different trains on Norfolk Southern on two different days, with varying results as far as the weather is concerned. Most of it turned out pretty...
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    Lhoist North American (Crab Orchard,TN-Rockwood,TN) 10/6/2017

    Went down to see the Lhoist North American operation again today. They added one of the EMD units to today's run and it lead LHF on the way back to Crab Orchard. IMG_7533 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr IMG_7562 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr IMG_7578 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr IMG_7608 by Jeff...
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    Lhoist North American (Crab Orchard,TN-Rockwood,TN) 10/6/2017

    The inside of the tunnel does look pretty good for being on a short line: IMG_7432 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr From what I've found, apparently they had a few issues with the tunnel caving in within the past few years, so that device was used for the tunnel.
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    Lhoist North American (Crab Orchard,TN-Rockwood,TN) 10/6/2017

    From what I could tell, it was on its own spur. There is a switch right after the tunnel ends.
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    Lhoist North American (Crab Orchard,TN-Rockwood,TN) 10/6/2017

    Honestly I'm not sure. It's right past the tunnel, maybe it has something to do with that.
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    Lhoist North American (Crab Orchard,TN-Rockwood,TN) 10/6/2017

    Paid a visit to the Lhoist North American short line in Tennessee today. They interchange with NS at Rockwood,TN and haul rock from a quarry in Crab Orchard. The line uses several high hood GE's which are due to be retired next year. Lhoist North American #4023 East, Ozone,TN 10/6/2017 by Jeff...
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    A couple rainy days on the CNO&TP.

    It is where the CNO&TP "1st District" meets the Louisville District. There is a technically a wye there, as trains can go in either direction when they come off of the Louisville side.
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    A couple rainy days on the CNO&TP.

    I decided not to let the weather slow down my efforts to get out to see trains running. On Tuesday I found out that NS 289 would be coming down the CNO&TP with an Illinois Central SD70 in the famed "Death Star" paint scheme leading. I waited for it at Burgin and got another shot of it and a few...
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    Paducah & Louisville 6/19 & 6/21/2017

    A few more shots of the P&L from the past few days. PAL CC2, Clarkson,KY 6/19/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr PAL LG1, Black Rock,KY 6/19/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr PAL LG1, Summit,KY 6/21/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr PAL LG1, Clarkson,KY 6/21/2017 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr PAL...
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    Chasing 611, Roanoke,VA 5/27-5/29/2017

    Thanks, 611 was on the "bucket list" for some time now. Just leaves NKP 765 as the other current major "eastern" steam locomotive I haven't seen yet. Best thing is there so many other planned steam restorations going on right now so I might get to see even more stuff.
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    Chasing 611, Roanoke,VA 5/27-5/29/2017

    Chased 611 over the weekend around Roanoke,VA. Shots aren't the best, with the weather not cooperating and me being fairly unfamiliar with the area. Crowds don't help matters either. IMG_4939 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr IMG_4966 by Jeff Wagoner, on Flickr NS 958, Montgomery, VA 5/28/2017 by...
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    A few quick shots on the Paducah and Louisville (5/19/2017)

    Went out yesterday to catch a Paducah and Louisville rock train working with PAL's Military units leading. Get to the train (over an hour from my house) to find that my camera's battery was dead. Drove back home, and gave it another shot today. The military units were a lot closer to home...
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    Hoosier Southern Railroad 5/9/2017

    The Hoosier Southern is a short line railroad running from an interchange with Norfolk Southern in Lincoln City,IN to Tell City,IN. They have four locomotives on their roster, two GP9s (One high and one short hood), and two recently acquired GP15s. I'd been over to Lincoln City on several other...
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    Three days of railfanning in Central Kentucky in mid-November

    I had two days off from work, and since the forecast called for snow as I got off work, I decided to hang out by the tracks and get some snow shots for a change. CSX Q502, Glendale,KY 11/17/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr CSX Q534-17, Glendale,KY 11/17/2014 by bluegrassrailfan, on Flickr...


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