Initiated in 1973, train 215 was probably the hottest freight ever to run on the West Point Route. Originating in the big Hamlet yard, 215 ran to Atlanta via the old SAL, then over the West Point ... (more)
In July 1978, the L&N Railroad was really hurting for everything---cars, motive power, and too much track that was literally falling apart from deferred maintenance and heavy tonnage. Its parent, ... (more)
The substantial brick station (which they painted white for some reason) at the north end of the yard gives an idea of the onetime importance of Sumter, SC to the ACL, which ran in five directions... (more)
This IS the end of track in Venice,FL. as the Venice Local readies to turn their baby boat on the wye.
There's a summer thunderstorm with driving rain, but the Union Station shed - in spite of hundreds of leaks - offers a dry vantage point to watch an inbound freight from Dothan pass by. In 1973, ... (more)
Pre-SBD/CSX coal train power - A sb coal train is about ready to pull at Bostic, connection point for Clinchfield and SAL/SCL. Up front is SCL SDP35 1962, followed by a pair of SD40s and a U30C, a... (more)
SCL B30-7 is just a year old and leads another GE and an EMD unit on a southbound freight. former C&O 4-8-4 had already passed by with a northbound excursion.
SCL EMD GP40 units 1633, 1655 & 1618 run light at the west end of double track in Tucker. Tucker has been our home since 1976.
SCL GP16 rebuild is eastbound with a local freight.
A crewman flags the Croghan run across Arlington Road (I think) on its return down the branch to Johns Island and the ex-ACL mainline. Once there, they will rejoin the rest of their train - the h... (more)
SCL No. 289 is working out of Raleigh, NC in January 1973 with two GE U36B's, a U25C, and an EMD GP30 doing the honors today.