Three sets of SD units wait on crews to head north out of Black Mountain yards to the Leatherwood branch in the coal fields of Eastern, KY

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Old pictures of the KV&O

Going through some old pictures of the KV&O I ran across a few old B&W pictures of the steam service area. These pictures were taken in 1953 when Diesel first come to the KV&O. One of 10 RS11 can be seen in the steam service area getting sand. The big articulated shown is one of many 2-8-8-2 purchased from the AT&SF. They keep the same numbers from the AT&SF just re-lettered for the KV&O. According to what is written on the picture. 1791 is getting coal, sand and, water to take a 90 car loaded coal train to Martin, KY.Going through some old pictures of the KV&O I ran across a few old B&W pictures of the steam service area. These pictures were taken in 1953 when Diesel first come to the KV&O. One of 10 RS11 can be seen in the steam service area getting sand. The big articulated shown is one of many 2-8-8-2 purchased from the AT&SF. They keep the same numbers from the AT&SF just re-lettered for the KV&O. According to what is written on the picture. 1791 is getting coal, sand and, water to take a 90 car loaded coal train to Martin, KY.




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