Orders have just been handed-up by the Troy agent, and 314's power is digging in around the curve as they head uphill toward downtown Troy. Just 50 miles from its origin in Montgomery, the train h... (more)
The power for eastbound 374 is ready to go on a beautiful April morning. The only through freight left on the west end of the former SAL Montgomery-Savannah main, it will head east for Richland, G... (more)
A real Family Lines train, this southbound ran Hamlet, NC to Atlanta on former the SCL/SAL, then Atlanta to Montgomery on the A&WP/WofA, and finally on the L&N the rest of the way to the Port City... (more)
Paired with a GP38-2, SCL U18B 329 heads one of the many Charleston area locals on its last lap into Bennett Yard, just a few hundred yards ahead.
The return leg of the six-days-a -week Walterboro-North Charleston (Bennett Yard) turn has cleared the main at Johns Island, and the crew is preparing to take a few cars down the branch swinging o... (more)
On a gray Fall afternoon, SCL 179 works the yard as a GP38/U30C/SD40 set waits to power a Birmingham-bound freight.
ACL once had their own Montgomery shops and yard near Bell Street tower, but abandoned both after moving into L&N's S&NA Yard in the 1960s. At the joint facility a few years later, SCL 1055 has an... (more)
Once the merger between Seaboard Air Line and Atlantic Coast Line was accomplished on July 1, 1967, locomotives for both roads were quickly re-lettered and re-numbered. The locomotives belonging ... (more)
The former ACL through Florence and Charleston became SCL's primary Richmond-Florida route and freights on that line typically drew first-line power - U36Bs, GP40s and SD45s. Here on the former SA... (more)
It's a safe bet the guys redoing the billboard don't realize that 120, which runs day after day after day behind U36Bs offers 3 diesel treats this day, with a Uceta-rebuilt GP16, a U25C, and a nea... (more)