|Louisville and Kentuckiana
Railfan Photos and Guide
|GONE! No more will you ever see a CSX train snaking in off of the ex B&O Mainline as seen here in April of 2000. The line now torn up, CSX using the old Pennsy Bridge to cross the river. However CSX and CP still use the old Monon through town and NS keeps the K&I Bridge busy.|
|Welcome to the Kentuckiana Railfan Guide. The greater Louisville area offers some unique railfanning opurtunities and a variety of locations, railroads and scenery all with in 30 minutes of each other. The railroad scene in Louisville is now even more interesting with the return of Amtrak and the changing habits of CSX.
The content featured here is based on things I have learned during my visits to the area and I have also included a few other Kentucky locations that I have found interesting. More will be added as I continue to explore the state. I usually visit Louisville, several times a year from Florida where we both live. A side note Janice's grandfather worked for the old K&I Terminal RR.
A little background, I met lady of my life in 1990 at that time she was a Louisville native. During my trips to the area I began to find the many things of interest to railfans. (And the best part is that she likes trains too!) Janice moved to Florida to be with me in 1993 but Louisville is always one of my homes away from home at least for a few times each year. I have become an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan and have fallen in love with the area.
Louisville offers many things of interest to railfans. I have compiled this guide for those who visit the area as well as to show off our photos. We hope that you enjoy this site!
Bob and Janice
WHAT ARE RAILFANS?? We are fans of the railroad "railfans" We enjoy going trackside to take pictures and watch the trains roll by. Some of us like specific trains, others love it all. There are 1,000's of us around the world doing what we love. We are also known as rail buffs, and trainspotters.
QUICK GUIDE TO LOUISVILLE AREA
QUICK GUIDE TO SOUTHERN INDIANA
QUICK GUIDE TO THE RATHOLE
QUICK GUIDE TO LAGRANGE
QUICK GUIDE TO KENTUCKY DAM / KENTUCKY LAKE
LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL AREAS SOON.
TAKE A PHOTO TOUR OF THE PAST 10 YEARS OF KENTUCKY RAILROADING. SEE CONRAIL IN LOUISVILLE, OLD CSX SCHEMES, AND HIGH HOOD NS POWER.
SUBMIT PHOTOS HERE!!!
PHOTOS 1990 TO 1999
PHOTOS 2000 UPDATED MAY 2004!!!
LINKS FOR KENTUCKY !! NEW AS OF 1/2002