Western Railway of Alabama train #208, the daily Montgomery, AL to Atlanta, GA train, moved traffic from WofA Chester Yard to A&WP Hulsey Yard. Power was typically whatever Georgia Road group loc... (more)
The entire piggyback track of two cars, four trailers, one caboose and one locomotive can be seen just west of Auburn, AL racing for the L&N ramp in Montgomery, just over 50 miles away. The Famil... (more)
A pair of GEVOs wait for their empty hoppers to be filled with rock as the Vulcan switchers, seen on the right, take a break for the weekend. Railroad: Chattahoochee Locomotive CompanyLocomotive: EMD GP16Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USALocomotive #: CLCX 6120Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 03, 2008
With the train safe across the road, the conductor radios back to his engineer and discusses how far they are about to shove in these former ACL/SCL phosphate hoppers that have now been reassigned... (more)
After going into emergency for the 2nd time, Q617 starts rolling again towards Montgomery. Check out the coupler on the lead unit, looks like it must be "No knuckle November".
As cookie cutter as they appear, this GEVO provides for a good shot as it leads Q619 through the quaint town of Loachapoka on a gorgeous April afternoon.
An Ace and 70M round the super-elevated curve as they make their way into Loachapoka on the first Saturday of college football.
After throwing the switch for their movement, this CSX employee watches as the second mother/ slug set, lead by a veteran GP40-2, comes up from Vulcan Quarry near Loachapoka, Al to couple on to th... (more)
Southbound through Loachapoka.
An empty Herzog rock train backs its way into the Vulcan Materials Quarry in anticipation for another load of crushed rock.
With the class unit of SD50s on the point today, A746 and its loads of woodchips make their way through the lovely town of Loachapoka.
Q617 rumbles past the Vulcan Materials Rock Query as photographer Frank Orona finishes taking an extreme shot.
Two rock trains await their crews while a "tonka" truck sits in the background.
Two veteran SD40-2s rest on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Vulcan Materials awaiting there next load of rock to pull out.