Saturday, June 24, 2017

CSX/L&N Banklick Trestle near Independence, KY

(Bridge Hunter, no Historic Bridges, 3D Satellite, Street View)

Mark Hinsdale posted
The "Family Lines" System...
In August, 1980, some good friends and I managed to pick what had to have been the hottest, stickiest weekend in the history of the Ohio River Valley to spend railfanning in Cincinnati. While scouting out the north end of Decoursey Yard, we spotted a five unit Family Lines merchandise train that appeared to be about to depart. It was a good catch for us, and destined for the L&N "Short Line," so we headed out to the famous trestle at Independence KY to wait. And wait. And wait. After climbing all the way up there in heat and humidity one could cut with a kinife, we were not about to throw in the towel. We were finally rewarded, well over two hours later, with this view, in the hazy late afternoon sun. Photo by Mark Hinsdale

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