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Date: 11/18/23 09:54
Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: Asheville_G

Finally getting caught up on posting some stuff from early October.  Here are 3 photos of the TCRM excursion between Nashville and Watertown, TN.

Photo #1:  Tennessee Central Railway Museum's L&N painted F units lead the westbound Watertown excursion departing Watertown.

Photo #2:  The excursion approaches Lebanon, TN

Photo #3:  TCRM excursion at Mt. Juliet.

Thanks for looking.

Grady McKinley
Asheville, NC
 








Date: 11/18/23 10:34
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: doc1057

Very nice shots! I've been meaning to get over there to shoot those excursions...need to get off the stick!



Date: 11/18/23 10:34
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: ln844south

Boy they look sharp in the L&N Passenger Blue! Working oscillating headlight to boot. Brings back memories. Especially at night folllowing one getting closer with the oscillating headlight lighting up the sky and clouds.

Steve



Date: 11/18/23 10:53
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: CPR_4000

Wow, that is NICE! great looking train, too. Didn't they have a few NYC painted E8's at one point?



Date: 11/18/23 13:39
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: wa4umr

Great photos.  Reminds me of when I was a kid.  I had some grandparents who lived a half block from the passenger bypass in Louisville.  Almost every Friday I would go spend the night with them.    I would ride my tricycle down to the tracks to watch the trains.  One block away from the street they lived on, there were gates and I could hear the bell ringing when the gates went down.  Even though I was too young to tell time, I sort of knew when the trans were due and I would ride down to the tracks and wait.  At night, I could see the Mars light in the sky when the train was about 2 miles away and I would head down to the tracks.  Occasionally it would be a freight that stayed on the main and went to South Louisville.  At that time, the L&N was still using steam on some of the freights so not all freights had a Mars light. 

John



Date: 11/18/23 14:22
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: Notch7

Most excellent shots.  I also love the Gyralights and Mars lights at night.  I treasure nightime  memories of being on the four L&N E8's we had in the Amtrak Florida pool



Date: 11/18/23 15:04
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: ln844south

We still had the mars lights on the L&N when I was running. Hated to see them go to the annoying strobes on the cab roof than to ditch lights. Air hose wrenches did wonders on the strobes on the cab roof and the ditch lights seem to never shine down the track but everywhere else. 
Ran a lot of Espee and Rio Grande across NW Florida that were equipped with them.
Steve



Date: 11/18/23 15:07
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: refarkas

WOW! Modern treasures!
Bob



Date: 11/18/23 19:58
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: Panamerican99

Very nice!



Date: 11/18/23 21:01
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: P

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Wow, that is NICE! great looking train, too.
> Didn't they have a few NYC painted E8's at one
> point?

I had a photo published in one of the magazines of the NYC E's when they ran an excursion to the end of their line, but that has been about 25 years ago. They have since been dispersed to other locations. I don't think the pair went to the same place

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Date: 11/19/23 02:00
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: ShortlinesUSA

I was very surprised to see one of the NYC-painted E8s in Clifton Forge, VA a couple of years ago. It was just east of the A Street overpass on the tail track for the C&O museum. I have no idea if it's still there.

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Date: 11/19/23 02:07
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: dan

there is one at the museum in elkhart is it?  one labled 4096? in the northeast ?  ex up units



Date: 11/19/23 08:10
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: dschlegel

I love that paint scheme!

Dan

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Date: 11/19/23 08:15
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: Appalachianrails

It's still there.

ShortlinesUSA Wrote:
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> I was very surprised to see one of the NYC-painted
> E8s in Clifton Forge, VA a couple of years ago. It
> was just east of the A Street overpass on the tail
> track for the C&O museum. I have no idea if it's
> still there.
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 11/19/23 09:47
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: scoobydoobydoo

Does anyone know where these are kept at,probably inside ..scoob



Date: 11/19/23 11:32
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: PasadenaSub

Beautiful train and photos, really a classic paint scheme.

Rich



Date: 11/19/23 13:43
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: ns1000

Great pics!!



Date: 11/19/23 18:23
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: Trainhand

I always liked the mars light . The worst were those flashbulbs on top of the cab. Ditch lights are ok if they don't flash and are aimed right.

Sam



Date: 11/20/23 06:13
Re: Tennesse Central L&N F's (Early October)
Author: CO2707

P Wrote:
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> CPR_4000 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wow, that is NICE! great looking train, too.
> > Didn't they have a few NYC painted E8's at one
> > point?
>
> I had a photo published in one of the magazines of
> the NYC E's when they ran an excursion to the end
> of their line, but that has been about 25 years
> ago. They have since been dispersed to other
> locations. I don't think the pair went to the
> same place
>
> Posted from Android

The NYC E units were sold to the Medina Rail Museum in New York.

https://www.medinarailroadmuseum.org/passenger-equipment



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