Tuesday, August 24, 2010

RR'ing images from our Kentucky road trip...

Received the following via email.

This year's road trip through Kentucky, I came upon some interesting RR'ing sights to share with you. So sit back in my car's rear seat, make sure your seat belt is buckled as we drive over Kentucky's roads. The first stop was in Bardstown. I first noticed R.J. Corman's three very clean red and silver diesels and one caboose parked next to a neatly stack used railroad ties that were advertised as being for sale. All four pieces of equipment looked as though they just come out of the paint shop.RJ Corman 1738 is an ex-CSX EMD GP16 that has since been retired. The caboose's heritage is of unknown heritage.

In Louisville, spotted a CSX mixed freight utilizing their trackage rights on the Louisville & Indiana (LIRC) bridge on Monday ((August 9th). The bridge's heritage is ex-PRR, ex-PC and ex-CR.

We also took some out to turn our attention to visiting some of the railroad museums we came across. Bowling Green's Railpark Train Museum was on our itinerary thanks to my wife who came upon one of their brochures earlier in our travels. The HO layout they had on display was very well done. Visiting such sites can also serve as a source for new ideas for one's personal layout.

I was also hoping to see the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven (KY). Alas, May flooding in this area had unfortunately damaged the layout and closed it when we where there. Outside of their museum was parked the ex-Santa Fe CF7 and three coaches that are used on their excursions.

Thanks for joining us on this trip and hoped the car's back seat didn't prove to be too uncomfortable!