What’s in a name? A rather serendipitous placement of a weld between these two rails has added an extra “F” to the standard ... (more)
Orion’s Vader-Hood One of newest signal installations along the former Western Railway of Alabama mainline displays a bright clear signal as the hunter constellation and numerous other sta... (more)
A refreshingly photogenic SD70MAC leads today's Q612 towards a flange lubricator as this freight train runs alongside the numerous pine trees of Loachapoka.
CSX 617 swings through the big curve at Loachapoka just before starting the descent to the coastal plain. Then it will be a run across the flatlands along the Alabama River to Montgomery.
North meets South With only 45 years separating the creation of Canadian Pacific and the town of Loachapoka, the two unlikely subjects meet on a random June afternoon as this Canadian duo ... (more)
With a 10 mph slow order in effect, this photographer is able to capture Q619 again as it runs alongside the Loachapoka Siding and passes the always active more)
Southern Steel With the opening of its rail mill at the Ensley, Alabama steel works in 1902, the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company would start the production of rail for the first ... (more)
Nordiques A pair of Calgary's finest rush through the signal bridge of Loachapoka Siding as this set of light engines heads south after dropping of their train of empty auto racks at Kia.
Approach Medium As the clouds race past at the bottom, an equally fast approaching Q619 lights up the XXB 123.3 as it is informed via the speed signal indication that they will be meeting ... (more)
With a defect clearly seen at the head of the rail due to the noticeable rust there, this weld had no chance in keeping the rail together as the low temperatures of wint... (more)
With the derail down and the crossing gates doing their thing, W071 slowly backs the train of empty CSX ballast hoppers into the Vulcan Materials plant as the lone ex-Conrail SD50 is the only powe... (more)
Moving at the track speed limit of 45mph, Q614 makes its way up the last remaining incline of the ruling grade that is Notasulga Hill before it encounters flat track and an easy run to Atlanta.
Spring has certainly sprung as evident by the small yellow scenery seen in front of the combined power from A012 and more)
With their train neatly tucked away in Vulcan Materials, the lite power of A012 returns to the Loachapoka siding where it will couple onto more)