When large loads need to be moved, the heavy duty flat car does the trick. This 230 ton capacity flat car built in May of 2001 at the TTX Augusta, Georgia plant has a 27’ long depressed center wh... (more)
A pair of EMD six axle units make up the local train of A746 which is seen spending the weekend in Opelika. Tomorrow this train will continue working the handful of customers located along this l... (more)
This year’s Pie Day finds a pumpkin flavored unit sitting in the transfer yard with a full moon overhead. While foreign power pulling run through trains is a very common occurrence in today’s rai... (more)
As the CSX tie replacement MoW project gets into full swing, the 8059 is again seen parked along the WofA at night. This nig... (more)
This side view of a compromise joint shows exactly what it’s meant to do, join rail of differing sizes. For another view of a compromise joint, more)
Southern Serves the South More than just a slogan; this was how the Southern Railway operated. From modifying cars to meet customer needs, or becoming the first railroad to introduce unit ... (more)
Phenol A tank car loaded with the chemical sits in the transfer yard ready for pickup by NS. Phenol is used in the making of polycarbonate (PC) which in turn can be used to make compact d... (more)
On a frigid December night, Q600 and its lone AC6000 locomotive drop off a cut of cars into one of the transfer tracks between CSX and Norfolk Southern in downtown Opelika. The 10th Street bridge... (more)
One of the major freight and passenger car builders for the railroad industry, Pullman-Standard produced some of the best in luxury and durability as this boxcar complete with original builder's l... (more)
One of the famous logos of the 1970's, the Railbox "X" logo continues to live on as it sees new life on the sides of TBOX and FBOX boxcars.
This Dash 7 has just finished pulling a work train and now is tied down in Opelika for the weekend. Later that week it would be involved in a car collision while running long hood forward, no one... (more)
Brakeman, Randy, shows off his car riding experience as he directs A746 to spot cars in an unusually full Opelika yard.
After receiving 5 empty tankers from A41, A48 now spots them in the Opelika Transfer Yard where CSX will pick them up later on in the day.
Only one AC6000 is needed for spotting 15 cars in Opelika and pulling the rest of Q600 to LaGrange.
Conductor "Turkey" rides along as he backs A746 into the middle track to pick up some loaded covered hoppers in downtown Opelika.