Category: 1968

In the spring of 1968, a passenger-geared F3…

In the spring of 1968, a passenger-geared F3 splices two Southern FP7s on train 42, the eastbound “Pelican,” as it makes its departure from Bristol, VA-TN.

April, 1968

One of the two FP7s on train 42, the eastbou…

One of the two FP7s on train 42, the eastbound “Pelican” has conked out somewhere south of Bristol, so Southern has tacked on a GP35 (with Alco trucks from a trade-in) to the point of the passenger train. Even though the train has lost its RPO by now (spring 1968), 42 was still hauling a Pullman, a full diner and two coaches, as well as three head end cars (including a baggage car on the rear added at Bristol). The location is Wyndale, VA, just outside of Bristol on the N&W.

April, 1968

The classic Louisville scene: L&N’…

The classic Louisville scene: L&N’s southbound Pan-American beside the Louisville section of C&O’s George Washington

August 08, 1968

This was taken on August 5, 1968 at the 10th…

This was taken on August 5, 1968 at the 10th Street “Roundhouse” serving Louisville Union Station. The units on the left have brought the southbound Pan-American in this day, and the two on the right (an E6 and E7) will replace them and take the train on to Nashville and points south (the “Pan” was a Cincinnati-New Orleans train).

Main Line of Mid-America, Fulton Kentucky

Main Line of Mid-America, Fulton Kentucky

Main Line of Mid-America, Fulton Kentucky

February 1968: No. 1, the City of New Orleans

L&N “Pan American” awaits it…

L&N “Pan American” awaits its next duties at LUS. On the left, You can see the C&O “George Washington”.

1968

Former Flying Crow

Former Flying Crow

Port Arthur–Kansas City train 16, formerly named Flying Crow, departing Shreveport on its last run, May 10, 1968.

Car tonks set to work breaking up the length…

Car tonks set to work breaking up the lengthy Peach Queen.

Atlanta, GA

December 06, 1968

Birmingham SpecialAlexandria, VA 11/29/1968

Birmingham Special
Alexandria, VA

11/29/1968

A Southern FP7 heads two E7 units on the eas…

A Southern FP7 heads two E7 units on the eastbound BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL just east of Roanoke.

Blue Ridge, VA
June, 1968