Producer: Green Frog
Locations: Nashville to Louisville
Length: 57 minutes
Source: Rob McCormack
Third in the series. This one includes several sidebar visits. The main route is the original L&N Railroad. Not the most exciting line to see out there. Keep reading…
A couple of visits, help to add interest. RJ Corman had purchased a line from CSX. The Kentucky State Railway Museum operates the only L&N steam engine. Some cave visits really are off topic.
The area is plentiful with Civil War history. Some of this is discussed. A large bridge, was the most interested story. This is not it.
Well, with all of this side and background. Must be the mainline is lacking. To a point.
DVD-R. Switch with option, on/ off narration. Usual, Chapter Search feature. Visual and Audio, consistent with series. No reference maps. Too bad. These little towns sure need one! The milepost statements are not very helpful. Obviously, we travel towards Louisville. Again, map.
Show is also available in the CSX Special set.
The narrator is Dan Chandler. This script vassicillates between, fairly interesting and very simplistic.
Those little red buildings. They look like a freshly built HO kit, on a Model Railroad. Proving, the prototype for everything theory. One need not weather everything.
The two CSX yards are bookends. Radner Yard in Nashville. Osbourne Yard at Louisville.
In between is some Hill and Dale countryside. A unit coal train is chased on a branchline.
Limited pre- CSX paint. Best of the lot. A former L&N GP38. Appears more than once.
Union Pacific is seemingly on most every show. Pre-Merger locomotive, check the trailing Seaboard System.
RJ Corman is briefly visited. A pair of GP9 diesels are on duty.
The light Pacific at the Kentucky Railway Museum. This 1905 Rogers built steam locomotive has appeared in full length shows. Unfortunately, it is paired with an ugly duckling ex: Santa Fe CF7 on the rear end. Lack of foliage, has things looking harsh.
The L&N has little cab room for the Videographer. The #152 is paced for a minute. The full shows with regular foliage, are the way to go, if this interests you.
Onward we go. More unheard of places. No way to know, where we actually are located. Telling the names, doesn’t get it done.
The Ft. Clark bridge is the big one! Better views of previous bridge versions, in still photos.
The hotel that once served Mammoth Cave has it’s own story. The interior tour is overkill. Used to see that damage in Chicago anytime.
Surprising, is the size of Osbourne Yard. Until, the narrative reveals multiple lines feeding this facility.
CSX 3. Nashville to Louisville. So far, this is the weakling of the series. It is not a bad show. Surely tries to elevate into something more. Ends up a little off track at times. Rather unexciting overall. Call it a basic good. Next Volume…
Rating: 3 Stars