A pair of switch crews utilizing GP10s work ICG's main Mobile yard. That's Telegraph Road in the background, with the Southern yard to the left, and the Frisco/BN to the right.
Mobile was more generally B-B territory in GM&O and ICG days, but the C-Cs did make their way to the Gulf shores occasionally. On this nice January day 6044 - one of ten ex-CRI&P units acquired af... (more)
CSX uses big C-Cs on coal coming into mobile these days, but in the early 1980s, L&N went through a period where it seemed they thought GP38s were the perfect power for every application. In this ... (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)
ICG GP8 7740 is leading a slightly newer Paducah-built GP10 as a switch job heads across the Southern crossing. In the background are the yards of the Southern and, across Telegraph Road, the BN (... (more)
A fairly fresh example of one of Paducah's final efforts at redoing early geeps...
Just in time for Halloween - a faded pumpkin. Even though IC/ICG had trouble with the orange in their orange and white scheme fading, they somehow reached a decision that solid orange might work. ... (more)
eastbound road freight near Mobile, AL
GM&O Alco S2 working at Mobile, AL in this Summer 1973 scene.
Seaboard Coast Line GP40 #1505 was built December 1966, on order #7929, as Atlantic Coast Line #920. Unit later became Seaboard System #6662, then CSX #6662
GM&O GP30 524 resting between trips at Mobile, AL || August 1973
Southern Railway GP50 #7088, later to become Norfolk Southern #7088, ready to lead a 3B District train north to Birmingham
First locomotive purchased in 1982. That's the numbering system.
I went nuts when I saw this thing, rare anywhere, down on the Gulf, the absolute ends of the earth in BN-land.