The Western used a small IH tractor to pull a trailer around the engine facility at Chester Yard to service the diesels. All three affiliated roads - WofA, A&WP and GARR - are represented here.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The last locomotive delivered in WofA's gaudy black-on-black-on-black scheme waits for a Southern freight to clear the crossing.
No work in Auburn on this day, so the local is really rolling. Looks like a pretty big train (common in those days), so the old EMD probably had a tough go on the 12 mile climb from the Tallapoos... (more)
The mixed train to Macon (there's a coach tacked on the rear of the freight cars) heads out of Camak yard. It will be followed by the coal train headed for Georgia Power's Plant Harlee near Mille... (more)
The sun is almost gone and what has been a clear and very cold - for Alabama, at least - day will turn into an even colder night. A Selma bound train is passing Union Station, which was restored ... (more)
There was still a tiny remnant of a yard and a little local business in Auburn in the early 1970s. In this scene, local #5 is finishing up and about to head back onto the main for the run home to... (more)
The Atlanta to West Point local is almost at the end of its run as it crosses the Chattahoochee River bridge and enters West Point, Georgia. What's left of Chattahoochee Valley's line to Standing... (more)
On a bright March morning, a pair of geeps bring a train from Selma into Montgomery. Though not nearly as busy as the Montgomery-Atlanta mainline, the Selma branch in 1975 still fielded a pair of... (more)
A crew member steps across the Southern as local train #5 works the sidings and interchange tracks around the depot.
Western Railway of Alabama track crews work to clean up derailment of Port of Mobile (AL) bound (Louisville & Nashville) coal train. The workers with the rail saw are at the point of the derailme... (more)
A few A&WP/WofA/GARR diesels were delivered or repainted to Family Lines paint and, for a few months at least, they tended to stay close to home.
Power for Athens branch service waits out a Sunday afternoon in the Union Point yard.
WofA GP7 #523 working a local at Augusta, GA // May 1971
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.