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.
Southern's weekday turn out the former CofG to Roanoke and Lafayette has almost completed its round-trip back to its point of origin in Opelika. It was an interesting operation that utilized two m... (more)
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 interlocke... (more)
The West Point Route (A&WP and WofA) between Atlanta and Montgomery was dominated by GP40s/40-2s for many years. Starting around 1967, WP/GA upgraded their fleet of early geeps with 40s/40-2s. W... (more)
Former Southern GP50 leads former Conrail GP40-2 as they power the long-range local towards home in Columbus, GA.
Former L&N 4107 - delivered March 1973 - has new number and small CSXT stenciled below cab window, but pretty much still looks 'all-L&N' otherwise.
Ex-N&W SD40-2 teams with ex-Southern GP38-2 to move the long-distance local west. Both units were delivered in 1974, with the same road numbers as in the photo.
Cotton Belt GP60 teams with UP C41-8W and tunnel motor to drag a northbound up the grade through downtown Opelika.