The remains of an L&N run-thru coal train, destined for the Port of Mobile, await the scrapper's torch as Western Railway of Alabama GP38-2 #6045, powering a panel rail train, sits just to the rig... (more)
CSX 144 is tucked into the siding as 145 booms past behind the usual B36-7s. Once upon a time Milstead was the location of a junction with the Birmingham and Southeastern Railway which connected ... (more)
A small portion of the TTX fleet of 101,000 double-stack well cars are seen on today's X115 train. These empty wells are being reallocated to another area on the nation's rail network that needs ... (more)
Idling in the desolate area of Milstead, a pair of YN2 painted Dash 8 standard cab locomotives stand guard with their load of new ties as they await this week's unloading along the mainline.
With a consist that looks like something from back in the early 2000 time frame, a GP38-2 leads a leaser and a standard cab Dash 8 with 42 loads of ballast south into Milstead.
Running as lite power this morning, W080 illuminates the SE Milstead signal which acts as a compliment to the red class lights that are already on the 8743.
After an extremely long 2hr meet with X228 at Loachapoka due to a hotbox detector malfunction requiring the X228 conductor to walk his 7200 foot train, Q220 is finally back on the move again. Thi... (more)
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)
CSX Q617 highballs south through Milstead behind three SD40-2 lease units. I always felt like you couldn't beat a green and silver FURX when it comes to lease jobs.
After another day of dropping ballast along the WofA mainline, A018 now finds itself spending the night in Milstead while a very hot Q144 streaks past on a full moon night. Just 24 hours earlier ... (more)
Q145 blasts past the siding at Milstead on the way to Montgomery.
CSX Q144 highballs north through Milstead with three UP SD40-2s and an ex-CR B36-7.
Hot Box After being tagged by the XXB 152.0 defect detector, this tanker from Q602 was slowly taken to the house track at Milstead where it will wait for a replacement wheel set. Thankful... (more)
The Family Lines System Only operating from 1974 to 1982, this conglomerate of Southeast Railroads were able to coordinate their operations, facilities, motive power and rolling stock in o... (more)
With an astounding 9700 feet of train, Q617 rumbles past a piece of CSX MoW equipment used to unload ties. Here is... (more)