Old 08-31-2009, 12:36 AM   #1
Joe the Photog
Senior Member
 
Joe the Photog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 7,892
Default L&C Through the (RP) Years

Scott Ridenhour got the first L&C shot into the database, former Conrail SW1200, then L&C #93.

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Followed by two HLCX units.

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


But still multiple lash ups of EMDs were common.

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


Meanwhile, L&C bought the two HLCX units.

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©

Image © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
PhotoID: 143652
Photograph © Andrew Blaszczyk (2)


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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.

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©

Image © Darrell Krueger
PhotoID: 279313
Photograph © Darrell Krueger


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.

Image © Nikos Kavoori
PhotoID: 286902
Photograph © Nikos Kavoori


LC 92 wound up in full lettering down in Alabama.

Image © John Higginson
PhotoID: 285834
Photograph © John Higginson


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

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©

Image ©
PhotoID:
Photograph ©


A fuller trip down memory lane later could include shots from RRPA and Flickr.
__________________
Joe the Photog Dot Com

Last edited by Joe the Photog; 08-31-2009 at 12:39 AM.
Joe the Photog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
Senior Member
 
Andrew Blaszczyk (2)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Posts: 1,956
Send a message via AIM to Andrew Blaszczyk (2) Send a message via Yahoo to Andrew Blaszczyk (2)
Default

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.
__________________
-Andrew Blaszczyk a.k.a. AB(2)
Proud fan of the Sabres, Islanders, Rockies, and Lions.

"My camera is an artistic medium, not a tool of terrorism."

www.ab2photography.com Coming soon!
My photos on RailPictures:
http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=960
Andrew Blaszczyk (2) is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.