1. L&N 1539-1213-1507 takes the “hi-line” off the main line with a south bound for the “East Yard.” 02-04-1973. Corbin KY.
2. Virtually brand new C30-7 7014 with 1247-1493 head a “Lynch Turn” onto the Cumberland Valley line under the Hi-Line overpass with 135 mtys. The new yard office and division headquarters is on the right. 05-18-1979. Corbin KY.
3. Former Clinchfield Fs lead an inspection train from St. Paul VA, into Corbin KYon 08-30-1983.
4. SBD Corbin inspection train. View 2.
5. New Seaboard president Richard Sanborn stands on the rear of business car “Alabama.” CSX chairman Hayes Watkins is inside. Sanborn’s tenure will be cut short by a fatal heart attack. His daughter Cindy is now chief of operations with Norfolk Southern. 08-30-1983. SBD Corbin insp train. View 3.
6. CSX 8047-8169-8132 lead a train of empties around the south leg of the wye and out the Cumberland Valley Subdivision. 10-03-1987. Corbin KY.
7. Extra 8087 South passes under the “Hi Line”. SBD was desperate to be borrowing C&O mine run cabooses! 10-03-1987. Corbin KY.
8. CSX, ex-WM, 8421 with 7270-2508-8179 bring southbound freight #549 into Corbin on 10-03-1987. The depot is on the left. It had been rebuilt in the 1940s with a second floor. Later a fire destroyed the addition, and it was converted back to a single story. By this time, however, the division office was located in the new building out of site on my right, and the old building served as a senior citizen center. Corbin KY.
9. Corbin KY enginehouse service center and Yard Facility dedication - cover. 06-09-1987.
10. Corbin KY service center dedication - specifications, page 2. 06-09-1987.
11. Corbin KY enginehouse dedication - specifications, page 3. 06-09-1987.
12. On 10-03-1987, the L&N Historical Society Convention was held in Corbin KY, and CSX gave us a guided tour of their new locomotive shop.
13. L&N locomotive shop. View 2. Corbin KY.
14. L&N locomotive shop. View 3. Corbin KY.
15. L&N locomotive shop. View 4. Corbin KY.
16. SDP35s were now the primary yard power. 10-03-1987. L&N Corbin KY.
17. The south end of the service building with 3303. An efficient set up with a roof and connected office! 10-03-1987. L&N Corbin KY.
18. Ex-C&O 5561-3119-6682-5738-5734 have been or will be serviced. L&N Corbin KY.
19. The south side of the locomotive shop with 6350 on the left. L&N Corbin KY.
20. U30C 7219 and SD45 8917. L&N Corbin KY.
21. L&N Corbin KY.
22. North view of the service building and locomotive shop. L&N Corbin KY.
23. Ex-SCL U36B 5785 and “MATE” 5211 switch the East Yard lead. 10-03-1987. L&N Corbin KY.
24. Looking east over the East Yard at Arch Mineral’s preparation plant. U. S. Steel built this huge facility in the 1950s to handle coal from Lynch Mine to their mill at Gary IN. 10-03-1987. L&N Corbin KY.
25. Corbin yard diagram 1. Click here for a larger version of the diagram.
26. Corbin yard diagram 2. Click here for a larger version of the diagram.
27. Arch Coal built a new preparation plant at Lynch. Their coal went in directions other than steel mills, so they didn’t have any use for the former U. S. Steel central preparation plant at Corbin.
04-17-1988. L&N Corbin KY.
28. Former SCL cab 20973 and train is switched by MATE 5211-5785. Cabooses won’t be around much longer. 05-01-1988. L&N Corbin KY.
29. SDP35s 4539 and 4541 were originally SAL. There were plenty of Chessie hoppers to supplement SBD’s fleet. 05-01-1988. L&N Corbin KY.
30. Service building. L&N Corbin KY.
31. CSX 5343 at the south end of the shop. L&N Corbin KY.
32. SCL SD35 4514 with SDP35s 4546-4544. L&N Corbin KY.
33. The SBD and Chessie diesel fleets have become fully integrated. 05-01-1988. L&N Corbin KY.
34. Northbound freight #548 leaves out of the East Yard for Cincinnati. L&N Corbin KY.
35. U18B 1895 is certainly out of place in coal country. L&N Corbin KY.
36. Looking south from the former depot platform. SCL 4548-4545 are switching the West Yard. L&N Corbin KY.
37. SCL 8549-8546-8211-2596 arrive with a southbound SJRX coal train from Ravenna KY. 05-01-1988. L&N Corbin KY.
All for now.