O&W Caboose 9999

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    Reproduced 35mm Slide
    Photo shot by my Dad, Jay Thomson, at Etowah, TN in March 1980

    Sometime in March 1980, Dad shot O&W Caboose 9999 on the end of a southbound "Green Train" in the L&N's East Yard at Etowah, Tennessee.

    The power, cars and caboose were all owned by Shamrock Coal Company and used to haul coal to power plants in South Carolina and south Georgia. The SD40-2s were built to L&N specs, and crewed by L&N or Clinchfield crews (later SBD crews). The power would eventually be sold to British Columbia Railroad.

    1. TRAINUT 90 months ago | reply

      Man thats a keeper old #9999....

    2. Man Of Family 90 months ago | reply

      I got an omi ca11 painted like this.. It's for sale if anyone wants it?

    3. sth475 40 months ago | reply

      It looks like it has standard freight car trucks. It would have been a rough ride!

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