After 2 hours of waiting for UP yard switching to commence, the morning Rock & Rail train finally makes its way towards the ex-Rio Grande yard and will soon drop off loads of cement and pick up wh... (more)
Action After turning her train for the return trip back to Birmingham, the 630 really gets going as she heads out of Irondale and shows off the moving parts that make a steam engine one of... (more)
During a break in action between the first and second runs of the day passengers gather for photos in front of this live steamer while today’s current power in the form of an EMD SD70M-2 patiently... (more)
While these mating worms have lasted longer than the parent railroad they represented, their deterioration is a good example of how tough life got on that railroad in the mid-70s.
As the early morning light is minutes away, a very bright and full moon quickly descends into the horizon as the Crimson Tide painted GP35 idles away, ready for another day of work in Tuscaloosa.
Second Hand Cast in 1975 by the Standard Car Truck Company, this Barber S-2 designed side frame was once built for the L&N as seen by that fallen flags initials cast onto its side but toda... (more)
After a slight hold up by CSX, NS 98A brings the Employee Steam Special over the interlocking with CSX and into the tunneled overpass of 1st Avenue North as this very fast steam engine concludes a... (more)
Planes, Trains & Aces The Southern 630 steam engine patently waits for passengers to load onto its train at the remains of the former Terminal Station as NS 320 heads towards Norris yard a... (more)
2-8-2 meet a 2-8-0 The Norfolk Southern Employee Steam Special chugs back to the 32nd Street interlocking and meets fellow steamer, more)
Steel and Steam The Clinchfield brings up the rear of today's NS Employee Steam Special as the passenger train embarks on its second run of the day and crosses the 27th Street interlocking ... (more)
The always exciting consisted AB62 has just received a signal to cross onto track 1 while slowly moving its long train of steel and pipe on towards Irondale as the NS Employee Steam Special is see... (more)
The bright new colors of the recently formed C&C operation provide a nice contrast with the rural scenery of south Alabama as the paper mill train keeps rolling on towards the Mead plant.
The wheels on the train go.... These 42” diameter steel beauties show off their constant rotation of going round and round inside the radial trucks of a UP SD70M lead unit on today’s Q144 ... (more)
With my friend Britt driving to get ahead of the train for the next photo location, this allowed for me to try a pace/reverse pan shot of the lead unit as we fly by it at 40mph.
After dropping off the Conductor, the Mahrt Turn pulls ahead as it prepares to uncouple from its first 20 cars and drop them off onto the State Dock's lead track.