View Full Version : Horn honking in TN

E.M. Bell
09-27-2004, 04:42 AM
Caleb, Randy and myself are back from a long Three day weekend shooting the 2nd and Third Districts, and attending the 2004 Oak Ridge horn honk. Horn collectors from all parts of the USA converged on Oakridge TN for a day of showing off thier collections and enjoying the sounds of almost every kind of RR air horn, new and old, that there is. List Member Steve Forest did a outstanding job putting this all together for the second time, and it was a most enjoyable day. Besides the classic horns, we where treated to the sites and sounds of a former L&N GP30 and the newly arrived (on Friday Night) Alco C420. After the days events we where treated to a after dark train ride over the branch with the GP30 on one end, and the Alco on the other....Steve really got to give her a work out on the Southbound trip as we climbed the hill back towards Oak ridge with the Alco chant and horns bouncing off the valley walls..

The event was sponsored by the Southern Appalachia Railroad Museum (SARM) which operates the former Southern branch from Blair (connection to the K&O main) up to the K25 plant near Oak RIdge. They have a wonderful collection of power, and a scenic place to operated.. check out their website at http://www.techscribes.com/sarm/sarm.htm and plan to visit if your in the area!!

Here are a few pics from Saturday (out of almost 200)...look for the rest of my NS shots from the Weekend later on...

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=79537 Roster shot of VLIX 2064, the newly arrived Alco C420