It's a beautiful game day Saturday in the south as Q602 brings nearly 2 miles of train up the grade into Loachapoka behind a trio of General Electric AC powered locomotives.
With the last customer of MarJam having been worked, local train A746 heads into Loachapoka long hood forward as they take their remaining 6 cars south to Notasugla to tie up for the day.
Two items of significance are seen in this photo of A746 as it comes into Loachapoka. First, the XXB 123.3 signal has been changed. The lower signal head has gone more)
An unexpected R181 double stack train makes an appearance on the West Point Route this evening as it comes into the small town of Loachapoka. This intermodal train from Stockton, CA doesn't run w... (more)
After meeting R181 in Opelika, the nearly all empty auto rack train of Q255 heads south through Loachapoka with a pair if Tier 4 Gevos. This train is typically all empties, but tonight one rack w... (more)
A very friendly crew on today's Q614 brings their train to a stop at the Loachapoka siding as the prepare for a meet with S619. The engineer on board certainly knows how to get a heavy train roll... (more)
A surprising veteran SD50-2 leads the W094 train of 22 Difco Dump cars into Loachapoka this evening. Even though this former Chessie System locomotive pulling this train has a colorful history, th... (more)
K736 continues to pull hard on its loads of sand as they tackle the last portion of their climb up the hill that started at Chehaw. From here the terrain is relatively easy for this pair of six a... (more)
Ballast train W061 heads north on the old WofA between Notasulga and Loachapoka behind a pair of C30-7's: 7121/7016.
The curve through Loachapoka is superelevated, which is great for southbounds running downhill at 50+, but tough on the lower, inside rail when northbounds drag up the grade at 10-12 mph. This so... (more)
The setting sun emits its last rays of light on the WofA mainline in Loachapoka as it silhouettes the veteran color light signal at mile post 121.5 along CSX's eastern Alabama route.
Happy Halloween Even taggers can sometimes help the railroad get into the Halloween Spirit.
This Hamlet-NOLA train ran with SP power for years - mostly high-hp B-Bs - but by 1999, UP diesels were showing up more and more.
The Overland Route Named the Harriman Shield in honor of E.H. Harriman who gained control of the railroad in 1897, this particular design first hit the rails in 1904 and then made a reappe... (more)
An eye-catching Godzilla design with boxcar in hand adds some color to the side of this Golden West Service freight car as it moves along with the rest of Q612.