Welcome to the 2nd part of The CineTrains Project of the special report of Train in Music Videos. In part 2, we will take a look at 2 more music videos from the Country music Genre!
Lets get right to it!
Train Wreck of Emotion – Lorrie Morgan
Just like R.E.M.’s “Driver 8”, Lorrie Morgan’s video of her song “Train Wreck of Emotion” has an opening shot of Classic EMD power. In this case, it is CSX GP38-2 #2523. By the looks of the location, and a brief glimpse of CSX GP38-2 #2523. She was constructed by EMD in La Grange, IL with Frame #72785-24 in early 1973, not even a year after EMD introduced the GP38-2. When built, she was built for the Seaboard Coast Line, a South-Eastern United States carrier, as SCL #523. The locomotive spent the first 14 years of its life as SCL 523. By 1985, the SCL had become part of the Family Lines(SCL, L&N, Georgia, Clinchfield), witch, in turn, had become part of the Seaboard System. In the mid 1980’s, the Seaboard System and its competitor, The Chessie System (B&O, C&O, WM) to form today’s CSX Transportation company. After the merger, the locomotive was quickly patched to become CSX 2523. She is currently in local train service on the CSX to this day.
Here is a photo of the of the SCL 523 when she was at work for her Original Owner: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=986229
Here is a photo of the 523, now CSX 2523, as she appeared in the video: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1091589
Here is a photo of the 2523 as she looked in CSX’s classic Grey-Blue-Yellow YN2 scheme: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=327613
Here is a photo of the 2523 as she looks today in the current CSX paint scheme: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=813530
In the background of the band, there are a couple of CSX end cab EMD switchers, and I can not make out the numbers on them, here is a screenshot. Both appear to be EMD SW1500’s, one in the CSX YN1 Blue and Grey scheme and the other still painted for the Seaboard System.
Here is the music video:
Long Black Train – Josh Turner
The Tennessee Valley Railway Museum has been featured in several films, and this Music Video. Starring Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton 2-8-0 Consolidation type steam locomotive #610. She was constructed in 1952, near the end of the steam age, and was assigned builders #75503. She was constructed By BLH for the United States Army for use by the 7th Transportation Battalion in Fort Bragg and was given the class of S160A by the Military. She was used on the base to switch incoming cars and to help assemble out going troop trains and military equipment trains during the Korean War and the Vietnam wars. By 1972, she was worn out, and was retired by the US Army and declared surplus. When retired, the US Army donated the locomotive to the Wiregrass Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). With no place to store her, the locomotive was then re-donated by the chapter to the Tennesse Valley Railway Museum. She sat around on the grounds, only cosmetically restored, however, in 1990, the museum restored the 610 to operational use. Right away, the locomotive was borrowed by the Norfolk Southern Corp. to fill in for another ailing NS Steam locomotive, the N&W 1218. This would have been the first time the locomotive ran under its own power on a mainline train at mainline speeds, since her entire military career consisted mainly of switching the yard in Ft. Bragg. Since then, the locomotive has been used by the TVRM on its tourist railroad in the Chattanooga, TN area. In 2010, the locomotive was sidelined by the museum when its flu time ran out. The locomotive is waiting to be put into the shop at the TVRM for boiler work and boiler re-certification.
Here is a photo of the 610 right before its boiler certification ran out in 2010: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2173537
Here is the Music Video:
Special thanks to Jeff Hunsaker of Knoxville, TN for help on clarification on this article.
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610 spent its military career at Fort Eustis, VA, not Fort Bragg, NC.