On top of Gilliland Crossing, A41 approaches the bridge over Waverly Pkwy, just west of Opelika, which is the longest siding on the entire Central of Georgia, at more than 8,000 ft.
A41 rounds the bend at the 317 just having left the siding at Royal City.
A unbelievably clean Conrail unit shows up on the point of 187 at Opelika under beautiful skies.
A41's conductor lines the points so they can shove a cut of box cars west one mile to Interport logistics.
Framed up by the spring buds, the 7007 creeps to a stop to set out some boxcars.
Moving towards Opelika, the "seven, double oh seven", as the dispatcher called it, prepares to release their work-between, and get a new track warrant to Trammells, where CTC begins on the CofG.
One of the few trains on the former Central of Georgia today, this westbound rolls across the gigantic fill between North Auburn and West Opelika backlit with a beautiful sky.
Pan shot of the elegantly simple KCS boxcars coming over the Central of Georgia diamond at Opelika.
NS 199 stomps the interlocker in front of the historic Opelika union depot. After conversing with the crew of CSX Q192 to avoid an interlocker showdown, the NS crew gets the clear and proceeds, av... (more)
The engineer enjoys some down time while waiting for the eastbound to show up.
A48 Leaves a void in the siding next to 371, as they wait for their track warrant to move up the line to Gold Ridge
371 basks in the sun while waiting to get their permission to move westward.
A good lookin' 70M rolls through the power switch at the south end of Opelika.
Rolling into a superelevated curve along US 80, 371 keeps the speed up as the 2nd unit out is having engine trouble.
The ever-present CPDR Geep at the former Seaboard yard in Columbus basks in the sun of a beautiful 70 degree Feburary day.