Two beauties, the clock tower of 1896 neoclassical revival Lee County Courthouse and the prow of 1948 EMD F7A CSX 116, are separated by the depressingly spartan 1975 10th Street overpass.
Before the WofA/SR crossing in Opelika was interlocked, trains used to get up-close-and-personal.
SCL run-thru train 215 originated in Hamlet, then picked up a A&WP locomotive in Atlanta for the run to Montgomery where it will switch to L&N for the trip to New Orleans. Out of sight at the rear... (more)
At just the right moment, sunlight passes through a freight car of NS 336 as it rushes past and illuminates the 132 pound p... (more)
NS 335 heads west at Simmons Street in Opelika with a pair of standard-cabs in command.
Seaboard System With the merger of the Seaboard Coast Line with the L&N and all the other railroads that made up the Family Lines System complete on December 1982, the Seaboard System was ... (more)
WofA suffered a broken coupler on the pull up the hill headed north from Opelika, and waits in the siding for a repair crew from Montgomery.
On a gray March morning, an NS crew gets empties ready to head for Lafayette.
Local A41 heads west at Simmons Street in Opelika behind a nice pair of ex-Conrail motors. Since this picture was taken NS A41, like so many locals, has been cut back and now operates on a reduced... (more)
Night Shift With a relieve crew onboard to bring the A&WP/WofA local train back to Montgomery, A746 must first work the final customer of the night before it can make it back to the capit... (more)
Fading away With its yellow staring to fall apart like the pile of scrap rail which it passes in front of, a standard cab pulls today’s 336 out of Opelika and past the remnants of an old w... (more)
With their work at West Frazier done, the friendly conductor of A746 walks along the side of his train performing a brake t... (more)
A former Conrail SD60I leads a very short and fast Q612 as the train muscles its way out of Opelika with nearly 3000 feet of cars after waiting for a meet with Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)Locomotive: EMD SD60ILocation: Opelika, Alabama, USALocomotive #: CSXT 8739Train ID: CSX Q612Photo Date: September 11, 2011