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.