Power ASB shops Panama City
Atlanta & Saint Andrews Bay GP39 507 basks in the Florida sunshine on January 20th, 1973. Built in July 1970, ASAB 507 is one of 23 GP39s built by EMD - Literally one of them, as Chesapeake & Ohi... (more)
Atlanta & Saint Andrews Bay Alco RS1 #913 at work building the nightly train to Dothan, Alabama in Sherman Yard
An ASB caboose as well as other power sits outside the roads Panama City shops
An ASB GP sits at the ASB Panama City shops
Nice looking paint job and I always had a soft spot for a "torpedo boat" but I've never figured out chopping the nose but not lowering it enough to actually see out of without getting out of the s... (more)
I believe I posted this string from the other end a couple of days ago and thought folks might like to see the reversed.
Rusty wheels, missing parts, cap on the stack gone and general condition tell us this old gal has probably burbled her last burble.
Back in the days when ASAB had an interesting roster this varied lashup was just an ordinary consist to take the road freight north but that 38 on the far end is a harbinger of uniformity to come.
ASB set of road power at ASB Panama City facility
Atlanta & Saint Andrews Bay GP38-2 #510 was built June 1975 and later became Bay Line (BAYL) #510
Atlanta & Saint Andrews Bay GP38-2 #508 was built May 1973 and later became Bay Line (BAYL) #508
ASAB only had two of this model built for them but used ones would come later. The chop job on the nose appears far better at letting the merciless Florida sun in than letting the engineer see ou... (more)
Harbinger of things to come, when the entire roster is EMD 4-axle 2000HP.
Not bad looking for homemade rhinoplasty victims these old units lasted long past their time, probably due to the superb maintenance on this fine little shortline.