Q579 gets back on the move again after picking up cars and a new crew in the Montgomery yard. They train begins the climb out of town passing the former Amtrak station silo on the left and Union ... (more)
A 6700 foot long Q579 descends down the hill from Helena this morning and is seen splitting the newly installed signals along the line here. These signals are control points are for a brand new c... (more)
A leaser and two UP motors help to pull today’s Q579 train as it departs the city of Montgomery and its famous Passenger Train Shed which today has the honors of hosting an inflatable party undern... (more)
Q579 finally gets permission to leave out of Montgomery and uses all the muscle its two AC4400 locomotives can generate to pull their "high and wide" transformer that's seen second out in the frei... (more)
A surprising AC6000 and EMD 70MAC work in harmony as they keep their train moving south along the Boyles Terminal Sub. and pass by the buildings of Morris Avenue on a Rocktober afternoon.
Signal Drop Q579 begins the journey south to Mobile as it's about to pass underneath the newly constructed signal bridge that will soon replace the nostalgic cantilever one. This signal ch... (more)
A veteran SD40-2 of SCL descent leads today's Q579 out of the city of Calera with a pair of GE's in tow. This SD40-2 was originally built in July of 1979 and is still a treat to see up front on an... (more)
After meeting M713 seen on the left, Q579 soon gets a light to head south and is seen coming over the South End of Calera siding turnout. It was quite nice to see a set of EMDs pulling this train.... (more)
A double header of EMD SD40-2s pull today's short Q579 into the city of Calera for a meet with M713 on a very windy day in Alabama.
On a somewhat clear and cold December night, Q579 with three GE wide-cabs and its 103 cars of train wait on the number two main for traffic to clear south of them before the very friendly crew can... (more)
A very speedy Q579 hustles through the quaint town of Deatsville as it passes the 2nd to last siding before entering Montgomery's S&NA yard.
A CSX Dash 9 and two Conrail Dash 8's help to pull Q579 out Montgomery past the majestic looking cantilever signals.
Q579 crosses over to track 1 as it prepares to leave the city of Birmingham behind.
A well timed meet takes place as Q579 takes the siding while U240 holds the main.