Colorful afternoon storm clouds fill the sky as the westbound moving train of 137 heads into Royal City with a classic Dash 9 leading the way. This 1999 built loco is still wearing the as deliver... (more)
On the first sunny day in a while, NS 187 heads West toward downtown Opelika, where it will have a rare meet with NS 198.
What's in a name Freight train 186 is only 316 miles from Savannah as proclaimed by the Central of Georgia mile post numbering on this present day NS owned mainline. Although the name... (more)
A 23 year old GE Dash9 standard cab locomotive is the leader of ballast train NS 96A which tonight finds itself tied down on the Royal City siding track. Seeing standard cab units on the NS syste... (more)
The last light of a February day is shining upon a pair if BNSF AC locomotives as they are about to split the signals at Royal City. In a few months these random empty Scherer coal trains will be... (more)
A pleasant consist pulls today’s 187 train into Royal City as it passes over the relatively new fill created out of necessity last April. The stands of rail are the only remnants to remain from l... (more)
Some days you get lucky Upon hearing NS 336 call the interlocker at Opelika, I headed for Royal City to get a shot of the train since I expected the light to be good there. What I didn't ... (more)
Local A41 heads west at Royal City behind a blue GP38-2 and a former N&W SD40. Still a healthy local in 2005, the A41's of today pale in comparison.
Westbound mixed freight at Royal City with a ragged UP C40-8 lease job leading.
Local A48 switches near Opelika with NS 3625 and NS 6696 (SD60). I only managed to shoot a few of the Conrail B36-7s before their retirement. They didn't survive long under NS ownership.
Southern Railway SD40-2 #3232, flying "green" section flags and displaying green classification lights, is running as train 1st #135. Today, long-distance Columbus, GA to Sylacauga, AL local is r... (more)
Westbound through Royal City in the late afternoon.
NS 336 passes 50 DODX flats at the Royal City siding, the flats are here because Columbus Yard is too full with a lot more DODX flats that will be heading to Fort Benning for loads.
W34 heads east toward Columbus with an Amercian flag decorated C39-8 in the lead.
This rock train was loaded at Columbus, GA and is headed west on the former Central of Georgia toward Birmingham, AL and interchange with the BNSF.