Loyall Yard, KY

First of all, Loyall Yard is pretty big.  To get a look at it in its entirety, check Google Earth at 36.85470, -83.34902.  The yard was built by the L&N in 1920 and originally had numerous tipples, a turntable and many other structures.  The town of Loyall was once known as Shonn, which is local slang for “railroad siding” (Wikipedia).  The yard and town are protected from Cumberland River flooding by a flood wall and gate.
This structure, probably a control point of some sort is just east of Loyall Yard and is abandoned.
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This is the flood gate on Highway 314 (the “Jerry Chestnut Highway”) coming into Loyall (this is looking east, away from Loyall).
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This is a bit of Loyall Yard.  The turntable used to be over on the right, past the row of hoppers.
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Kentucky truss bridge

This solidly built double-track 1925 Fort Pitt Bridge Works (Pittsburgh PA) structure spans the Cumberland River just west of CSX’s Loyall Yard.  The bridge, in three sections, all box trusses (for a total of around 410′ in length), is at 36.85093, -83.36837.  It’s on an active line that winds on into Pineville.  This view is looking more or less west.  To give you a sense of scale, that’s my buddy standing in the second section on the right hand side of the tracks.
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