A GP40-2 leads a good mix of power - Kodachrome SD45T-2, B30-7, SD45 and SD40T-2 - on an eastbound at Hooker, Oklahoma.
Cutting through vast fields of soybeans south of Chaffee, today's Portland to Birmingham freight is fronted by a typical consist for this train - 2 SDs and 2 GPs. An SD40-2 and GP38, both in green... (more)
The southbound local comes over the hump just south of downtown Cape as it passes an empty Missouri Pacific run-through UEL coal train.
The Southern line through Blackville was once part of a Florida route, but in 1977 that traffic has long-since been rerouted via Macon, and the line is down to a single daily pair of trains.
A few months into the ICG era, RS-1 1117 still looks pretty good, but the engine servicing area at West End Yard looks like Fred G. Sanford's back yard.
Right behind the geeps on this eastbound local is a load of coal destined for Columbus, GA, where it will wind up in the tenders of SR 722 and S&A 750, scheduled for a double-headed Birmingham to ... (more)
The Central of Georgia bought an SD7 and several SD9s as road power, but they wound up as yard power during SR/NS years.
A pair of SD24s sandwich an SD40-2 on an eastbound freight at Opelika. That GP in the background is power for the Lafayette branch.
Southern acquired a big batch of SD24s (48) in 1959/60, but they would have short lives, leaving the roster in 1978.
L&N leaned heavily to four-axle power through Montgomery back in the 1970s but, as this photo shows, the C-Cs showed up as well.