|Saturday, June 18, 2005 Nashville to Cookeville, TN|
|Nashville & Eastern operates over the old Tennessee Central route these days. Here's one of their units, waiting at the yard office just east of the Tennessee Central Railroad Museum grounds.|
|The TCRM has a lot of old equipment just awaiting the time, money, and hands for restoration.|
|Here's an FP7 being painted into Louisville & Nashville colors. She'll be Beautiful when finished, a nice addition to the two booster units already in service.|
|A high-nosed GP-7 being prepared for paint.|
|Good friend Gerry Miller, a volunteer at the museum, was able to get us a tour of TC 6902, the EMD E-8 passenger locomotive that will be pulling our train to Cookeville today.|
|Here's the blond, taking her turn in the Engineer's seat. Gerry, a musician and former employee of the Soo Line, is in the shadowed gangway behind Anita.|
|Anita and Gerry pose with the Star of the Show...|
|A grab shot of the consist looking forward across some construction.|
|Another view, better lit, also looking forward along the train...|
|The Nashville & Eastern tracks are being upgraded in anticipation of use by the Music City Star, a 32-mile commuter rail system that is scheduled to go into service early in 2006 between Nashville and Lebanon. Here's some of the equipment being used to rebuild the track.|
You can find information on the commuter rail system Here.
|The mainline will soon be operating across this new bridge, thereby gaining track separation for the new commuter rail system. For now, we slide by on a "shoo fly" that skirts the construction...|
|As the shoo fly rejoins the new mainline, we spot a track gauging device at the point to which installation of the new ties has progressed...|
|The former Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis freight depot in Lebanon, Tennessee...|
|A look back toward the rear of the train...|
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