Snap, Crackle and Pop
As the temperature drops, so does the length of rail and the above picture is usually the result. “Pull-aparts” can happen anywhere on the rail, but usually end up a... (more)
A nifty looking SD50 of Seaboard System heritage in YN3 paint is the only unit online for today’s short Q618 as it passes b... (more)
Doing its best impression of an ALCO, the Ace on the point of today’s Q612 rumbles on the straightaway through Loachapoka with a little over 2000 feet of train and 33 cars.
Ballast train A013 meanders south through dear old Loachapoka behind a pair of heartwarming Dash-7 motors. Both units wear proper CSX paint and look fantastic. This is the sort of thing I would ha... (more)
Weighing in at 266,000 pounds and producing a tractive effort of 54,100 pounds at 12 mph this Dash 7 was built for the Seaboard Coast Line railroad by GE in May 1980 as part of that railroad’s sec... (more)
An empty rock train heads south out of the city of Loachapoka through the nice sweeping curve at the XXB 124.5 milepost.
Louisville & Nashville U23B #2728 leads Atlanta & West Point/Western Railway of Alabama train 2nd #215. Louisville & Nashville U23B #2728 was built June 1973 and later became CSX #3257
Traffic starts to stack up as W081 has just come off of the new Loachapoka and now slowly backs its train into the Vulcan Materials plant for another load of fresh ballast to pour along the CSX ri... (more)
A018 has just started the 10MPH trek from Vulcan Materials to the South End of Loachapoka Siding with a load of ballast hop... (more)
Underneath a bright blue sky, Q606 rumbles past a flange greaser as it continues the trek up the Notasulga hill on a stunning Sunday morning.
End of Train The EOT of Q612 phones home while leaving a trail of blinking light as it moves underneath the signal bridge of the newest siding on the former Western Railway of Alabama main... (more)
A late afternoon Q619 coasts down the hill in Loachapoka.
After reaching the top of the hill, Q612 begins to pick up speed.