PRLX 2826 shuffles cars around at the massive Vulcan Quarry in Calera, Alabama. 2826 was built in 1972 and served the Cotton Belt, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and finally PRLX.
At The Heart of Dixie Rail Muesum, Calera and Shelby 2019 sits waiting to pull the next excursion. CSXM 2019 was formerly a US Army engine. Note the signal display just below CSMX. Under the awnin... (more)
A Conrad Yelvington locomotive undergoes repairs on the outskirts of Vulcan's massive materials quarry in Calera, Alabama.
Wheelworx LLC's switcher sits outside their shops in Calera, Alabama as the sun breaks from behind a cloud. Any locomotive information (or corrections) would be appreciated as I have been unable t... (more)
Local train A30 has just cut away from cars that it brought into the yard. It now reverses along the switch ladder as it heads for track 3 of the small 5 track yard to begin today's classificatio... (more)
The A30 local has been busy working the Roberta yard just west of Calera as it brings a single carload across County Rd 23. At this yard, NS has two large cement and limestone customers in the fr... (more)
It’s been nearly two weeks since an 18-wheeler collided with A84 collided just outside of Calera. The remains of the two SD40-2 locomotives involved sit upright against the rebuilt mainline as th... (more)
You had one job! A covered hopper built by Trinity Industries in 1989 shows off a different approach to the CSX lettering scheme typically seen on the sides of that railroad's freight ... (more)
These two SD40-2's were leading A84 when they struck an 18 wheeler attempting to beat them at a road crossing. We as railfans and photographers hate to see all the high hoods and standard cabs goi... (more)
Classic EMD six axle power is at the head end of local train A84, as it sits parked on the mainline just west of downtown Calera this morning. Seeing it tied down here is something new since the ... (more)
Still working the bugs out
G485 is slowly moving again after the PTC system forced them into an Emergency Brake Application due to the fact that it was unaware if the switches off the sidi... (more)
As G485 and its 87 car loads begin to slowly crawl out of the siding at Calera, they're about to pass behind a nearly 3 year old Vader hood signal. This newer piece of equipment replaced more)
The NE Calera signal area has changed a little since the last time I caught a train here. New Vader hood signals and a satellite dish have replaced more)
The last remaining Alco HH900 lumbers across a wooden bridge pulling a local freight. This photo was staged by Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum volunteers for a publicity shot showcasing a unique pi... (more)
Southern Railway caboose X458 gets a new lease on life and is being loaded up for the journey to her new home.