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Twelve Locomotives and a Train

Twelve Locomotives and a Train
Big trains - so long (pardon the pun) as they aren't blocking my highway - are awesome to watch. Here's a train pulled by a parade of 12 locomotives.

I stumbled across this "unicorn" while visiting the sights around the Kentucky railroad town of Corbin. I found a safe pull-off along the highway and caught this astounding consist as it thundered north out of Corbin, across the Laurel River. (Sorry about the wires and poles.)

I do not believe all the locomotives were pulling. Most of the power were probably being repositioned as pooled equipment, leased equipment, or as 'run-through arrangements' or "horsepower hours" (hphrs) redistribution.

For the first time even I chased the train. I found an overpass but I was too rushed to get consistent good shots. Regardless, I was able to salvage a few dozen images of the train charging up the route of "The Old Reliable" - the storied Louisville & Nashville.

Here are a couple of good links concerning this stretch of the L&N.

https://www.traillink.com/trail-history/wilderness-road-trail.aspx

http://condrenrails.com/JDI/Lexington-2011/index-2.html
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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...