An all GE lash up pulls today’s NS 137 across an obvious railroad fill as the train makes the way out of Opelika.
An unusual afternoon running Q611heads through the colorful downtown Opelika storefront area with 68 cars and over 3500 feet of train destined for the capital city of Montgomery.
The crew's day took a bad turn when their GP40 slipped off the rails on the spur into a cotton mill. An Opelika fixture for decades (and location for much of the movie 'Norma Rae', OMC is long-go... (more)
The last pre-Family Lines Georgia Railroad locomotive leads the local down the hill toward the Southern crossing in downtown Opelika.
A switching move didn't turn out as planned and now the local crew has to resort to poling to shove this car clear of the switch and free their locomotive.
This side view of a compromise joint shows exactly what it’s meant to do, join rail of differing sizes. For another view of a compromise joint, more)
NS 336 makes its way through the interlocking with CSX and past the former Central of Georgia/Western Railway of Alabama depot as well as a former more)
Southern serves Woodchips As the fallen railroad’s logo still holds onto the side of this 1980 built wood chip gondola from Ortner, this class of car represent a rarity for the Sout... (more)
Norfolk Southern GP38-2 #5120, being used as power for the Opelika Switch Engine, was built January 1974 as Southern Railway #5120. Unit has since become equipped for remote control operation
CSX B30-7 #5511, power for the Opelika Work-Extra (local), tied down in the clear after arranging its work and itself for movement to Montgomery's (AL) Chester Yard. #5511 was built May 1980 as S... (more)
A GP38 assigned to Opelika works its local train as a lone SD9 flying green section following flags heads west on the main. By 1972, Southern's six SD9s and lone SD7 (all inherited from C of G) ... (more)
Enjoying the benefits of a line relocation and improvement project carried out by Central of Georgia in the 1920s, a wb local heads a rock cut just after crossing over a huge fill.
Thank You to all the Veterans that fight and give their lives for our freedoms and to NS for choosing to honor them.
Patriot on the P-Line NS 137, which has a reputation for putting heritage units and other more)
Q612 grinds through downtown Opelika, photographed from a vantage point I never even considered for northbounds during my four years living in nearby Auburn.