Train LS-6, watermelon car behind tender

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Identifier

NG501055

Title

Train LS-6, watermelon car behind tender

Subject

Steam Freight Train

Description

One eastbound manifest which highballs past Moraine is LS-6, shown here wheeling into the plant area at the west end behind engine 3000. This fast symbol train of long standing on the Big Four is known locally as the "Lamb Run", or the "Lamb" for short, because in days gone by it regularly handled a great many cars of sheep enroute from feeders in the south to eastern slaughterhouses. Trucks and changing markets have drained away much of this traffic, but it still shows up in dribbles, and near the head end of the 55-car consist be low, behind a car of watermelons and another of perishables, are four cars of woollies. Other eastbounds whose schedules do not allow for work at Moraine are CC-2 and ON-2. The "Lamb" and CC-2 are scheduled to make their nonstop runs over the ninety-plus miles between Sharon yard and Bellefontaine in three hours and fifteen minutes. This allotment appears generous on the surface, but is becomes less so in the face of such obstacles to fast running as the hard pull up Mauds Hill out of Sharon, lesser (but still time-consuming) grades at Tates Point and on the Erie, and speed restrictions at Middletown, Dayton, and over the Erie. Just watch these hotshots at places like Moraine where the running is good - they'll be pouring it on!.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

2-1/4x3-1/4 neg

Date Created

Apr-53

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Negative Number

325

Class-Lot

L-3a

Road Number

#3000

Builder

Alco-Schen

Location

Moraine, OH

Notes

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Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Train LS-6, watermelon car behind tender,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed July 24, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/85944.

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