Western of Alabama's local train 6 waits at the crossing as an eastbound freight rolls by on Southern's former Central of Georgia Birmingham-Columbus, GA mainline. The crossing was not interlocked at the time, and all trains stopped short of the crossing and sent a crew member to ascertain that there were no opposing movements, then to drop a lighted fusee at the crossing. The train then proceeded, with the man on the ground swinging aboard as the slowly-moving train passed over the crossing. The man in the green jacket has just performed that function, while the man in the blue jacket made a brief visit to the agent's office for unknown reasons. Six-axle power did run on this line in the 1970s, but this quartet of geeps was more typical.