Ok,so I'm not exactly creative with thread titles.
Since I enjoy taking pictures,and railroads are an interest of mine,I decided to combine the two. Bear with me on this,it might take awhile.
All the trackage you see in the photos used to belong to the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. CSXT runs the line from Louisville to Bowling Green,as well as other former L&N lines in the state. There are two former L&N branch lines near me.The Bardstown Branch,which is now a shortline railroad run by R.J. Corman,and the Lebanon Branch,which at one point,ran to Lebanon,Kentucky,from Lebanon Junction. Part of that line no longer exists,and at some point I hope to get photos of the former line.
I took these yesterday.
Bardstown Junction.It's not really a town.It probably wouldn't be anything if the railroad hadn't come through.There's probably a dozen houses and a produce market,all along the tracks.Highway 61 runs along this line for several miles. The R.J. Corman short line(which runs into Bardstown) interchanges with the CSX Transportation line. R.J. Corman drops off loaded cars to be picked up by CSX,while CSX drops off empty cars for Corman to pick up and distribute to the local industries. Last time I went through here there were a few cars sitting here.Not so this time.
The CSXT Line crosses the Salt River close to Shepherdsville. Unfortunately my decent view of the bridge was obstructed by trees. and the bridge I was on.
This is the Highway 44 crossing in Shepherdsville.You can see the trestle I posted in a previous picture off in the distance. After passing the bridge,a CSX freight came through,and I missed it. I caught the end of the train as soon as I pulled onto Highway 44. This photo is facing south.
This is the north view of the highway 44 crossing. There is a switch and a spur that leads to the factory in the background,which happens to be Publishers' Printing.
I don't know how many of you really care about trains in general,but maybe you'll like the photos.