Role Reversal Old wheels ranging in size from 36 inch to 28 inch diameters earn their last revenue miles by riding atop a freight car instead of underneath it head for the scrap / salvage ... (more)
Showing off true collaboration between the merged carriers a Conrail coil car with NS and Conrail hoods makes its way out of this steel city for a journey west.
Today’s NS 340 slowly comes into the Magic City with a pair of KCS Aces in two different paint schemes as it leads the very long mixed freight composed of a power move involving 6 NS locomotives a... (more)
A quartet of BNSF GEVO locomotives prepare to pull on Q185 as it receives a signal to come off the NS NA/West End District and roll onto the CSX Boyles Terminal Subdivision for the continuation of... (more)
A butt-head and blue skies Leading today’s NS to CSX transfer run, Y317 and its CSX distinctive MP15T locomotive head back to Boyles yard after having worked the high-line interchange trac... (more)
Today’s Southbound Crescent pulls into Birmingham with a special visitor leading it to the station, the Amtrak heritage unit 66 wearing the “Phase II” paint scheme. This unit completes a hat tric... (more)
Wearing only its second paint scheme since being added to the Burlington Northern roster in 1985, today this classic GP50 has completed its interchange work with NS at their north yard near 32nd s... (more)
Enclosed merchandise is not the only thing boxcars carry.
The Kia train having departed from West Point the day before makes a daylight run into Birmingham behind a pair of GE wide nosed locomotives and prepares to enter the receiving yard of Boyles wher... (more)
The Crescent arrives in downtown Birmingham with Amtrak’s 40th anniversary ‘Phase II’ commemorative engine on the point.
A somewhat ratty looking standard cab in need of a repaint leads today’s NS 220 as it slowly crosses through the 14th street interlocking while CSX Q579 waits on their track 1 to the right. As so... (more)
In a somewhat crowded scene, Q576 negotiates its way through the hustle and bustle of the city as this train passes Q579 and a container only flat car.
A pair of SD40E locos and a generic Dash 9 all in the horse-head scheme lead an empty ballast train back to Norris Yard in the early morning hour.