Louisville and Nashville 70 Tonners

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TerryC

Louisville and Nashville 70 Tonners

Post by TerryC » Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:04 am

I could find no information on Louisville and Nashville G.E 70 tonners. What number series were they in, what happend to them, and do any still exist?

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AmtrakFan

Post by AmtrakFan » Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:28 pm

Terry,
Are you sure Frisco had 70 Tonners I know they had 44 Tonners for a fact.

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TerryC

Post by TerryC » Sun Nov 28, 2004 1:52 am

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Post by SSW9389 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:56 am

That drawing is as close as the Frisco came to owning any real 70 Ton GEs.
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ACLfan

Post by ACLfan » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:17 pm

Terry, the Louisville & Nashville RR owned two GE 70-Tonners.

Their initial unit numbers were L&N # 125 and # 126, later changed to L&N # 98 and 99. I don't know what happened to # 98, but # 99 was sold to the Marianna & Blountstown RR as MBT # 99.

The Marianna & Blountstown RR operated between its two namesake towns in the Florida panhandle, and was abandoned in the early 1070's. I have no idea what happened to # 99. Unfortunately, it probably was sold for scrap. The last time that I saw this unit, it was in a really woebegone condition!

The L&N also had four 44-Tonners, as inherited from the merger with the NC&StL RR in 1957. All were later retired and sold to dealers who sold them to various industries for industrial operations. One of the units resurfaced back into commercial railroad operations when it was purchased by the Bath & Hammondsport RR.

BTW, where did the Frisco stuff come from? The L&N had nothing corporately to do with the Frisco!

But, mentioning the Frisco, it had eight 44-Tonners ( one Davenport-Besseler, one Whitcomb, and six GE units), and one 45-Tonner (GE). That's as close as it got to 70-Tonners.

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Post by SSW9389 » Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:22 pm

Terry C changed the subject of his original post after AmtrakFan and myself answered his original question in the negative.

Here's your new slogan Terry C: "Quit asking, because you aren't learning."
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BTW, where did the Frisco stuff come from? The L&N had nothing corporately to do with the Frisco!

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TerryC

Post by TerryC » Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:01 pm

ACLfan thanks for the information on the 2 Louisville and Nashville G.E 70 tonners

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Re: Louisville and Nashville 70 Tonners

Post by urrengr2003 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:43 am

L&N #98 & #99 re-engined with alco 251 prime movers prior to 1971 @ South Louisville Shops. Used exclusively Hartsville Branch after that date.

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