No business this day for Auburn University - last shipper left in the downtown area - so the southbound (westbound in pre-CSX days) local bops past at a good clip.
Built by EMD in January 1969, Atlanta & West Point GP40 729 was photographed in Social Circle, Georgia, in April 1975. This locomotive would eventually become Seaboard System 6649, and then CSX T... (more)
AWP 290 running from Atlanta to Macon Ga.
That SCL GP40 in the power set is a sign that Family Lines is becoming an operational reality.
Exhibiting just about every known form of sheet metal deterioration, 573 works the south end of Chester Yard along Court Street. Many of the structures of the West Point's main shop complex still... (more)
The WofA local waits just short of the crossing as an eastbound Southern train (I think it's 136) comes over Second Avenue and around the curve.
Atlanta & West Point GP38-2 #6008, in the A&WP/Georgia Railroad Hulsey Yard engine terminal. #6008 was built April 1979 and later became Seaboard System #6008, and later CSX #2658
Here's a throwback shot, A&WP GP40 729 working the old connection between the SCL and A&WP which ran right through downtown Union City, The Union City municipal complex now occupies this area. Eve... (more)
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)
On a busy afternoon in Opelika, a local resident finally gets across the tracks on her way home from shopping downtown. Right to left are train 215, an SCL run-through from Hamlet with a WP caboos... (more)
A&WP steam derrick #2 cleans up a minor derailment at the south end of Chester Yard, just a few feet short of North Court Street.
Atlanta & West Point caboose #553 was built in 1941 and refurbished in 1981. Examine the window to the left of "The West Point Route" emblem and curtains are clearly seen
Atlanta & West Point GP40 #727 (with Georgia Railroad GP7 #1034, Western Railway of Alabama GP7 #522 and Georgia Railroad GP7 #1023) lead Atlanta & West Point train #208. Atlanta & West Point GP4... (more)
Atlanta & West Point GP40 #732, built May 1970, later became Seaboard System/CSX #6652. Unit left roster and became NYSW #3040