Will the trains cooperate? Why one town asked CSX not to run during the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 By Terena Bell| August 11, 2017
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Aug. 21 is the Great American Eclipse: The first total solar eclipse in history that’s only visible from the U.S. With 200 million Americans living a day’s drive from totality, NASA predicts this will also be the most viewed eclipse in history. It begins in Oregon and ends in South Carolina. At the center — what scientists call the point of greatest eclipse — is Hopkinsville, Ky., former L&N stop on the Evansville to Nashville mainline, currently served by CSX Transportation.
A fine sliver of sunlight escapes around the edge of the Moon during a Nov. 2012 solar eclipse. Organizers of solar eclipse watching in Hopkinsville, Ky., have asked CSX Transportation to plan train operations around the relatively rare celestial event. Mike Reynolds via Astronomy Magazine
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