This span of the trestle in Childersburg seen over
Hwy. 76 promotes the industrial possibilities
in the area.
NS 5252, CNO&TP GP38-2, rolls past the block signal in downtown Kellyton, AL. Eastbound. Alexander City
is just a few more miles.
This Eastbound train with
the 8665 GE C39-8
pulling crosses over the
CSX Atlanta Division A&WP/W of A Subdivision main in Opelika, AL.
In downtown Alex City, this sign was erected to commemorate the arrival of the Savannah & Memphis RR in 1874 from Opelika.
UP Wings roll on the point of a Westbound NS train
at the East end of the siding
in Alex City, AL.
Casey Thomason brings the Research Train around the curve coming into Alex City.
I had no idea this day that the train was coming into town, so I lucked up here!
NS M99 in downtown Goodwater, AL. at MP 375.3
at the Hwy. 9 overpass. A severe thunderstorm hits the area just as the train was at the East end switch.
NS 8698 DASH 8-40C pulls through Goodwater, AL. in the siding on a fine clear winter day. The Hwy. 9 overpass can be seen in
NS A48 headed up by a former Conrail unit enters the 7675' siding at the West end of Goodwater. This is the second longest siding on the CofGa. The longest, at 7980',
is in Opelika, AL.
A very unusual sight, two
Amtrak F40PH engines back
up two NS engines in
This hastily snapped photo was of the NS 334 after the meet with the M99. The fire-breathing dragon behind the lead unit was due to the 334 running on red signals due to the severe thunderstorm.
NS 6586, SOU SD 60, pulls a Westbound over the CofGa Milepost 367.0 detector.
Late in the afternoon NS Train 921, "The Rock Train",
runs fast by A 41 in the siding at Trammells. 921 was on its way to New Orleans where the cars were to be placed on top of levees to hold them in place for Hurricane Issadore expected the next morning.
NS 7134 GP60 on train A48, the daily local, pulls past the signal at Bon Air, AL. at MP 398.5.
At MP 414.3 the East end of the 4164' siding can be see in Beulah, AL. just
off of Hwy. 25.
NS 8421 slowly pulls a train up the hill (East) of Sylacauga as it ascends toward Trammells.
Billy Suddeth and ol' Charlie D.
pull A41 slowly past the former Sterling Lumber Co. in the 7980' siding in Goodwater.
The main is to the left of the train and the house track is seen on the right.
Eastbound A41 rolls into Alex City past Russell Corp.
Old #1 mill built in the very early 1900's. The green tract between Lee St. on the left
and the main is the roadbed for the former West end siding that was pulled up a few years ago. Only the 5872' siding on the East end survives in Alex City now.
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A NS work train picks up used rail, ties, etc. before an expected executive high rail trip on the line.
A41 heading West through
downtown Alex City, AL.
Broad St. is seen on the left with Aliant Bank
in the background.
A rare view, for me anyway, of a GE DASH 8 running long hood forward. The 8729 DASH 8-40C and 8034, NW C30-7, were seen in Camp Hill.
A NS track inspection train
runs fast through Hollins, AL. Eastbound with the 3507, Southern B30-7A,
at the head end.
This caboose was seen sitting in the West end of the yard.
The 9490 leads Westbound
M99 past Russell Pipe Shop
in Alex City as it tries to out run a storm.
The storm closes in fast as M99 heads toward the
Washington Street bridge on it's way toward Goodwater and a meet with NS 334.
NS local Train A48 gets under way after picking up 3 loaded wood chip cars in Salem, AL.
Two UP engines lead
NS Train 191 West as it passes by Russell Corp.
Old # 1 mill in Alex City.
After an overnight snowfall where we received about 2",
Train A48 picks up the empty
and heads towards
NS 334 passes in front of the former depot in
Alex City, AL. This is now the fire department.
The NS 8816 C40-9 is
at the lead.
This sign tells the history of the railroad into Alex City. The sign can be see in front of Carlisle Drugs.