CSX Transportation CSXT 971 GE ES44AC-H with a loaded coal train ready to leave Howell yard as an empty coal train pulls into the track next to it, in Evansville, Indiana on March 10, 2021.

The town of Howell was platted in 1885 along the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and was named after Lee Howell, the local L&N freight agent. An L&N rail yard at Howell was completed in 1889. Most residents worked for the L&N. As of 1904, the town was a sundown town, where African Americans were not allowed to live. In 1915 or 1916, Evansville annexed Howell. From Wikipedia