NS 137 (Columbus, GA - Irondale, AL) charges out of the Coosa Mountain Tunnel along the NS P-Line (former CofG). On point is NS 8102 painted up for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
A tale of two cities Settled in the 1830s, this small rural community is known by locals and smartphone maps as Gold Hill. This name was not chosen due to any of the shiny metal nearby... (more)
Norfolk Southern's Pennsylvania Heritage Locomotive finds itself on the point of Train 137 seen here heading west through Calcis, AL.
Colorful afternoon storm clouds fill the sky as the westbound moving train of 137 heads into Royal City with a classic Dash 9 leading the way. This 1999 built loco is still wearing the as deliver... (more)
The Pennsy heritage unit leads a 5 locomotive consist through Opelika as it pulls freight train 137 below I-85.
For a moment as this westbound came through the interlocking, I thought I was capturing one of the rare loaded rock trains that happen to originate from one of the two quarries in Columbus. But as... (more)
One fifth of the PRLX SD70MAC leaser fleet being utilized by NS is at the front of train 137 as the 6200 foot long freight train slowly treks through Opelika. The long length today is quite a cha... (more)
The entirety of NS 137 is back on the move again after a brief stop at the Opelika interlocking to allow a 12K ton CSX Q606 to get through first. Having cleared the more)
Goodbye for now It seemed like it would take forever for this train to finally leave Columbus after arriving there 7 hours earlier that afternoon. Any other train and I would have give... (more)
Norfolk Southern Train 137 struggles up the steep grade in notch 8 as they head West through Winburn, AL. On their way to Norris Yard in Irondale, AL.
CSX wasn’t the only one to make changes to train schedules in my area during 2017. Management decided to cut the daily through trains off the CofG route and instead use it as an “as needed”... (more)
The Southern heritage unit has just completed its work at the Columbus yard across the Chattahoochee River in Georgia. Now on the Alabama side of the line, the specialty painted unit begins the j... (more)