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12/15/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:G. R. Harper
Dates:7/5/1979 - 7/5/1979
Album Info:A few shots of my ride behind CP 2839 from Catlettsburg, KY, to St. Paul, VA. Early July 1979. July 5, I believe.
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Leaving Catlettsburg
Title:  Leaving Catlettsburg
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:14:35 AM
Location:  Catlettsburg, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Passing Big Sandy Jct.  En route to Elkhorn City, KY, ... AND BEYOND
Title:  Passing Big Sandy Jct. En route to Elkhorn City, KY, ... AND BEYOND
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:17:12 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Approaching Ashland Oil refinery
Title:  Approaching Ashland Oil refinery
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:19:51 AM
Location:  Catlettsburg, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Passing the Ashland Oil refinery
Title:  Passing the Ashland Oil refinery
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:22:15 AM
Location:  Catlettsburg, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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CP 2839 hard at work.  US 23 in the distance
Title:  CP 2839 hard at work. US 23 in the distance
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:25:09 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Passing through Louisa, KY
Title:  Passing through Louisa, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:28:14 AM
Location:  Louisa, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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CP (SR) 2839 in a sharp curve.  Exact location escapes me
Title:  CP (SR) 2839 in a sharp curve. Exact location escapes me
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:30:17 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Arriving Paintsville, KY
Title:  Arriving Paintsville, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:31:43 AM
Location:  Paintsville, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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At Paintsville, KY
Title:  At Paintsville, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:33:27 AM
Location:  Paintsville, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Paintsville, KY, station
Title:  Paintsville, KY, station
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:34:37 AM
Location:  Paintsville, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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In a curve on the Big Sandy
Title:  In a curve on the Big Sandy
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:36:07 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Middle Creek Jct. at Prestonsburg, KY
Title:  Middle Creek Jct. at Prestonsburg, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:37:34 AM
Location:  Prestonburg, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Prestonsburg, KY
Title:  Prestonsburg, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:39:11 AM
Location:  Prestonsburg, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Unremembered location on the Big Sandy SD
Title:  Unremembered location on the Big Sandy SD
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:40:31 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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My friend Bill N. who accompanied me on the trip this day.
Title:  My friend Bill N. who accompanied me on the trip this day.
Description:  He was the "best man" (my witness) at my wedding two months prior to this
Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:42:10 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Passing through the HUGE cut at Pikeville, KY, which rerouted the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy around the city
Title:  Passing through the HUGE cut at Pikeville, KY, which rerouted the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy around the city
Description:  From kentuckytourism.com The Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River flows through one of the largest earth moving projects in the history of the world. The Pikeville Cut-Thru Project stands to date as the third largest civil engineering project in the world, second in the western hemisphere to the Panama Canal.
Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:44:48 AM
Location:  Pikeville, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Southern end of the Pikeville cut-through project.  Former C&O roue through Pikeville
Title:  Southern end of the Pikeville cut-through project. Former C&O roue through Pikeville
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:49:55 AM
Location:  Pikeville, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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2839 at Elkhorn City, KY
Title:  2839 at Elkhorn City, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:51:50 AM
Location:  Elkhorn City, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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2839 being serviced at Elkhorn City, KY
Title:  2839 being serviced at Elkhorn City, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:53:58 AM
Location:  Elkhorn City, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Servicing CP 2839 at Elkhorn City, KY
Title:  Servicing CP 2839 at Elkhorn City, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:55:18 AM
Location:  Elkhorn City, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Clinchfield power at Elkhorn City, KY
Title:  Clinchfield power at Elkhorn City, KY
Description:  Little did we know that the power at Elkhorn City would come to our rescue a little later
Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:56:46 AM
Location:  Elkhorn City, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CRR 3008(SD40)
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CRR 3008 and CRR B-unit at Elkhorn City, KY
Title:  CRR 3008 and CRR B-unit at Elkhorn City, KY
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 9:59:15 AM
Location:  Elkhorn City, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CRR 3008(SD40)
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CRR 4604 and others at Elkhorn City, KY.
Title:  CRR 4604 and others at Elkhorn City, KY.
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 10:01:31 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CRR 4604(GP16)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
Departing Elkhorn City.  So we thought...
Title:  Departing Elkhorn City. So we thought...
Description:  Train stalled on grade leaving Elkhorn City. Diesel pushers came to our rescue and got us out of a real bind.
Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 10:03:05 AM
Location:  Elkhorn City, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Diesel pushers shove us out of Elkhorn City.
Title:  Diesel pushers shove us out of Elkhorn City.
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 10:05:21 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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About to plunge into Skaggs Hole Tunnel
Title:  About to plunge into Skaggs Hole Tunnel
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 10:07:08 AM
Location:  Bartlick, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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Entering Skaggs Hole tunnel
Title:  Entering Skaggs Hole tunnel
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 10:08:50 AM
Location:  Bartlick, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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McClure Bridge
Title:  McClure Bridge
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Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 10:18:44 AM
Location:  McClure, VA
Author:  G. R. Harper
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Locomotives:  CP 2839(4-6-4)
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The trip ended for me (and many others) at St. Paul, VA.  Charter bus took us to Bluefield, WV, where we caught Amtrak's Hilltopper back to Williamson or Catlettsburg.
Title:  The trip ended for me (and many others) at St. Paul, VA. Charter bus took us to Bluefield, WV, where we caught Amtrak's Hilltopper back to Williamson or Catlettsburg.
Description:  The delay at Elkhorn City adding diesel helpers set us back about two hours, as I recall. Fortunately, several Amtrak higher-ups were riding the steam train and the Hilltopper was instructed to wait at Bluefield for the charter bus to arrive. Many coal-dusted faces were on the Amtrak going home. Needless to say, the shower was a relief!
Photo Date:  7/5/1979  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 11:06:30 AM
Location:  Ashland, KY
Author:  G. R. Harper
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