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Joe the Photog
08-31-2009, 01:36 AM
Scott Ridenhour got the first L&C shot into the database, former Conrail SW1200, then L&C #93.

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The L&C was getting busier and six or seven end cab lash ups were common.

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So next came three LLPX leasors, former IC GP40s downgraded to GP38-2s.

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Followed by two HLCX units.

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Inexplicably, LLPX took the nicely painted GP38-2s back and replaced with unrebuilt GP38s.

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But still multiple lash ups of EMDs were common.

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Meanwhile, L&C bought the two HLCX units.

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And a little bit of a trip up north, a former L&C unit was back wearing her original lettering.

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GMTX came around with four rebuilt GP38-2s in place of the ragged LLPX GP38s.

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Finally, the L&C painted the ex-HLCX units.

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First, they ran around half naked without lettering. Then, they got the decals and applied them to both former HLCX units as well as ex-CN/GTW now LC 3820.

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LC 3820 had been RTEX 4995 and was caught here in really nice ex-CN paint.

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Meanwhile, what we heard was coming actually came. They began ridding their fleet of end cabs, sending four to RTEX and one to Progress Rail.

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LC 92 wound up in full lettering down in Alabama.

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Two of them that remained were painted into the old L&C two tone grey and blue.

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A fuller trip down memory lane later could include shots from RRPA and Flickr.

Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
09-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Awesome! I hope others follow your lead and do a pictorial timeline for their 'hometown' shortlines. I'll probably work on a BR&W one later this week.