Louisville and Nashville 4-8-2s

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Louisville and Nashville 4-8-2s
Posted by SPer on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:57 PM

Did any L&N 4-8-2s went to New Orleans.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:28 PM

Morgan (1952) says no; they were used on the 'other' main (Cincinnati-Atlanta) because of the grades on that line, but the more important reason was that 'trestles near the Gulf' were too light for the 4-8-2s (though at least theoretically able to accommodate the 3-cylinder Pacific).  So even in 'emergency' one would not be sent to New Orleans...

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:18 AM

Those trestles along the Gulf were the reason that L&N bought E6's to handle trains with heavyweight cars (not streamliners).

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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