The U23B was GE's big success story on Southern, with 70 of the model being purchased, followed by 54 B23-7s. Those numbers look slim compared to the hundreds of GP38/AC/-2s on the road, but it w... (more)
An odd duck on the 1970s Southern, cupola cab X256 is in Southern colors, but lettered for S&A. It is sitting - midtrain for some reason - on the 1st Avenue bridge with the long-gone Southern Col... (more)
The ready track is dominated - as was fairly typical in the mid-1970s - by GP38s, but there's also a SW/slug set, as well as a pair of FP7As present this bright fall day. Note the open racks of n... (more)
A 1949 vintage bay window cab - in rare G&F lettering - spends a gray afternoon at Southern's yard near the IM terminal in North Charleston. The yellow band signifies local service, but I don't k... (more)
A sharp looking SS GP38-2 leads a southbound freight past the Talladega local and crew.
Coal heads south to Mobile behind a trio of SD50s.
A trio of RS-1s - the center unit in ICG orange and white - sits at the primitive engine servicing facility at West End Yard.
A pair of GP40s works the OK Feed Mill. Around lunchtime, it will lead the F Smith back down the branch to the mainline and then to Heavener, OK.
D&R has greatly improved their 'mainline' over the last couple of years, but SW1 15 still lists a bit as the crew starts up Oakland Heights on their way to North Dardanelle. One of D&R's unusual ... (more)
In the typical hazy glare of a summer afternoon in Alabama, Southern 2595 leads a westbound local a couple miles outside Alex City.
Well into the NS era, a set of Southern locos work their train in the small Americus yard.
On a gray March afternoon, the NS crew has just returned from a trip up the branch to Lafayette, and will end their day working the Opelika yard with GP30 2536, still in a well-preserved Southern ... (more)
A quartet of GPs lead a westbound toward Birmingham on the former C of G.