The Licking River Terminal services Newport Steel as well as a coal to barge transfer on the Licking River and operates the bridge over the Ohio River to connect with Cincinnati railroads. LRT is owned by the three railroads which connect with it: L&N, C&O and K&LE. These roads provide the majority of rolling stock to operate the property although a few items are owned by Newport Steel a subsidiary of Davies Steel.
L&N has provided some RS-3's and K&LE has provided an RSD-5/RSD12 set as well as several switchers. C&O to date has not provided any motive power.
After some pressure, C&O donated a Baldwin AS-616.
Hearing the news, the C&O Historical Society asked if they could restore the paint to original C&O colors after mechanicals were done. The parties agreed and vowed to operate the unit in these colors until it may become necessary to alter them for upkeep etc.
So here is the freshly delivered Baldwin along with the volunteers who did the restoration. It is posed outside the LRT engine house in Wilder , KY.
After a few weeks of harsh mill service, I would suspect that the unit will look quite a bit different.