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 Post subject: Nashville roundhouse question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 1998 11:45 am 

On my recent trip via Sothwest Airlines, the route of the perky flight crews, I had a layover in Nashville. On final approach to the city's airport I was glancing out the window and my eyebrows popped up when I got an overhead look at a complete roundhouse, turntable and backshop complex at a rail yard somewhere near the city.<p>Can any Tennessee folks clue me in as to what I was looking at?<br>



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 Post subject: Re: Nashville roundhouse question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 1998 2:00 pm 

Well, I'm not from Tennessee, but that's the former L&N roundhouse. In October 1993 the L&N Historical Society did a night photo session of SBD (ex-L&N) 1066 on the table. I found the negs, but the slides are eluding me at the moment.<p>There's a similar setup at Boyles Yard in Birmingham, if it's still there. In October 1988 we posed an SW1 in L&N's black-with-yellow scheme on the turntable there - that one showed up in a lot of the magazines.<p>JAC



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 Post subject: Re: Nashville roundhouse question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 1998 9:23 pm 

What is the status and, more importantly, the prognosis for the facility?



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 Post subject: Re: Nashville roundhouse question
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 1998 1:51 pm 

It's hard to say. In 1988, the big impetus for the Birmingham night shot was the news that it was scheduled for demolition. When I moved away in 1993 it was still in use by the car shops.<p>The Nashville roundhouse was still in use in 1993 as well.<p>I haven't heard anything about either being in jeopardy, but a capital improvement project for either yard might change things.<p>JAC



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 Post subject: Re: Nashville roundhouse question
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 1998 9:23 pm 

Not to change the subject, but is the turntable still in place at the roundhouse in Asheville?<br>



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 Post subject: nope, it's been gone a long while
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 1998 11:19 pm 

it's been gone as long as i can remember (25-plus years), probably longer <br>



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