A day of work on WofA's mainline is almost over for this Sperry crew. They will cross Southern and back the car into a siding for the night. In the distance, SCL/WofA/L&N Hamlet-NOLA run-through... (more)
Norfolk Southern's Illinois Terminal Heritage Locomotive leads Train 377 west to Birmingham as they pass through Opelika, AL.
The crew of A746 has just finished dropping off their entire train at Opelika and head north as lite power. Just like the two doctors... (more)
The Spirit of UP rolls through downtown Opelika and helps Make America Great Again on Election Day 2020.
Before the days of PSR on CSX, one could see loads of aggregate such as sand moving on entire unit trains. The rolling stock was railroad owned and some cars even retained fallen flag paint schem... (more)
Seaboard System GP40 #6782, serving as power for the Opelika Switcher, tied down on the house track. #6782 was built June 1970 and delivered as Seaboard Coast Line #1628. Unit was later re# to CS... (more)
Q602 heads north past the damaged 3172 which has been parked downtown for a week following a collision vs. an 18 wheeler.
Louisville & Nashville GP38-2 #4117, one of 7 units leading Atlanta & West Point Railroad train #215, passes the depot. #4117 was built March 1973 on order #72635. Unit later became Seaboard Syst... (more)
Seaboard System GP40 #6717, serving as power for the Opelika Switcher, returning to the depot to work the Southern Railway interchange and knock off for the day. #6717 was built February 1967 an... (more)
Q611 heads south through Opelika on a (finally) sunny Saturday morning.
Southern Railway train 1st #45 heads across the fill at the Waverly Parkway underpass. 45 & 46 were the long-distance locals that worked from Columbus, GA to Sylacauga, AL.
Two Southern Belle ACes lead a ballast train up the Norfolk Southern P-Line towards Birmingham.
Dusty SDs (a 45 and a 35) lead an eastbound freight out of Opelika and toward Columbus, GA.
An SD40-2 fills-in for the usual second B30-7 on the Montgomery-bound return leg of local 746.