The sun is dropping too quickly on a fall afternoon, but just before shadows swallow the tracks a southbound CSX freight dive-bombs the superelevated curve at 'poka at nearly 60-per.
Union Pacific SD70AH locomotive No. 1943 (Spirit of the Union Pacific) leads CSX Train Q602-01 northbound through Loachapoka, AL., bound for Waycross, GA.
Seaboard Coast Line GP38-2 #541 westbound with train 215's extra on the Western Railway of Alabama. # 541 became SBD 541, then SBD/CSX 2541
A northbound manifest digs in its heels to work upgrade towards Loachapoka on Leap Day.
The suns cuts through the Alabama pines illuminating the front end of CSXT 776 which originated at the Vulcan Notusulga quarry and has now been backed into the siding here at Loachapoka as it awai... (more)
Two lead units and a mid-train DPU work hard to lug their train up the long 1% grade between Notasulga and Loachapoka. Here the train is seen crossing Lee County Road 1.
Former B&O 7601 (delivered January 1977) and former Southern Pacific 9337 (delivered February 1974) lead a northbound train through Loachapoka. The tunnel motor retains its SP paint, with just a ... (more)
Running on the former Western Railway of Alabama, CSX 145 slides around the big curve at Loachapoka as it begins a twelve-mile descent from Piedmont Upland to coastal plain. The leader has been t... (more)
Saw this train - and its unusual power - out my office window in downtown Auburn, but could not leave work (and could not have overtaken 145, anyway), so called my wife, who was at our home right ... (more)
In the early 1990s, this train ran with a pair of B30-7s perhaps 90-95% of the time, but anything could show up, as on this day when two U18Bs - one all bright, and one all stealthy - were a pleas... (more)
CSX B36-7 and SD50 bracket an EMD lease fleet SD40 on a northbound at Loachapoka.
In the months preceding the short-lived Family Lines 'era', two pairs of Atlanta-Montgomery runthroughs were added to the timetables of the Atlanta & West Point and the Western Railway of Alabama.... (more)
Two C30-7s lead a Department of Defense train through Loachapoka. Use of autoracks sure changed the appearance of these trains, which for many prior years had relied predominantly on open flats.
Two Tier IV GEVOs lead a manifest through a cotton field on a beautiful fall morning.
The glory days are over for high-horsepower B-Bs, but 5852 still looks pretty capable rounding the curve at Loachapoka at 50+ mph.