The 2019 sits tied down at the Heart of Dixie on a clear May night as she waits for space to clear up at their shops for her eventual repainting that will occur some day soon. Lighting provided b... (more)
Passing underneath the blue colored pedestrian bridge for Montgomery’s River Walk, the flashing EOT of Q520 adds some red to the night while leaves a trail of flashes in the middle of track 2 afte... (more)
The 8525 gets the honors today of pulling a work train of MoW equipment as the early morning blue hour gives off its vibrant light in West Point and a new day is about to begin on the railroad.
Spikes When a tie replacement is under way, one of the other fundamental things being replaced other than ties are spikes and lots of them as evident here. An original Atlantic Coast Line ... (more)
A pair of UP visitors pull today’s Q619 into downtown for a meet with X786 which is waiting patiently in the siding south of here. The yellow painted visitors from Uncle Pete add to the colorful ... (more)
The northbound lite power move of X786 is seen about to roll south out of the siding at Opelika after a meet with southbound Q619. Since the northbound signal to get out of the Opelika siding usu... (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)
Resting on the Opelika siding, A746 waits for a crew which will be arriving in a few minutes to begin its nocturnal operation. Since the CSX MoW has a curfew in effect for their tie replacement, ... (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)
The Go Rail and Veterans units look great in the rising sun as they head east to Columbus while splitting the signals at Salem on a beautiful Sunday morning. This was treat to unexpectedly catch.
Some days you get lucky Upon hearing NS 336 call the interlocker at Opelika, I headed for Royal City to get a shot of the train since I expected the light to be good there. What I didn't ... (more)
Red gold Labeled as calcine or iron oxide, this byproduct from the heydays of smelting at Copperhill, Tennessee has now found new way to get to metal producers overseas; that is by using th... (more)
A pair of iconic looking SD40-2 units running in elephant style round the curving into Opelika as they take their freight train into downtown on a chilly Sunday morning.
Running as A026, the lone unit that was seen in Notasulga a nearly a week ago now calls Cusseta home for the night as it and the tie tra... (more)
With the tie unloading process nearly complete, W034 has now come into play with a train load of MoW equipment that will spend the weekend on the West Point siding before its maintenance equipment... (more)