Michael Hale sent us photos of the old railroad that once went through Hardin, Kentucky, known last as the Hardin Southern Railroad.
You can read about the history of Hardin Southern Railroad here.
Mr. Hale tells us the passenger car photos are from 1986 and 1987, just three years or so after the line was severed from Hardin to Paducah. The other photos are from around 1999-2000.
The yellow locomotive pictured below was brought to Hardin around 1999 for restoration and was to be used as a backup engine for the Hardin Southern Railroad. After the HSRR was sold, and before the tracks were dismantled, the 1941 Davenport was donated to the Walkersville Southern (MD) and was moved sometime around 2007. Today, the old Davenport has been restored and is in service in Maryland.
Thanks to Michael Hale for sharing the photos and providing the information. If you have any you’d like to share, please get in touch with us.