A CSX stack train passes the reconstructed Civil War-era Polk House in Decatur. Only four buildings in the town survived the Civil War.
BNSF power leads a train across the joint Norfolk Southern/CSX bridge over the Tennessee River at Decatur.
Clouds obscur the setting sun as a Norfolk Southern freight passes the preserved Sloss Furnace (and a preserved steel mill Baldwin locomotive) just east of downtown Birmingham.
A westbound coal train is descending Gulilly Loop as it descends from the top of the grade at Soldier Summit. The train goes through two 180-degree curves to descend the hill here.
A westbound coal train has a green signal at the top of Soldier Summit on the former Rio Grande.
A lone unit is pushing the rear of a westbound coal train into Kyune Tunnel on the former Rio Grande line over Soldier Summit.
Two spikes -- one silver, one gold -- will be driven to complete the Transcontinental Railroad!
Heading south from Chattanooga, an NS freight passes the classic station at Fort Payne. The Alabama town is home to the musical band Alabama.
A southbound train breaks the evening silence in Fort Payne in an old industrial area.
A one-car local heads north at Fort Payne. The brick building now houses an art gallery and eatery.
A Union Pacific westbound passes the surviving gate of Castle Gate. A twin formation on the opposite side of the valley was destroyed when U.S. 6 was widened through the area.
A westbound BNSF freight utilizing trackage rights on Union Pacific's ex-Rio Grande line over Soldier Summit curves along the Price River.
Central Pacific Jupiter stretches is legs as it leaves the engine house and heads for display at the site of the driving of the Golden Spike.
A southbound train crosses the Tennessee River at Tenbridge as the sun sets.
A southbound train on the "Rathole" crosses the Tennessee River at Tenbridge, just downstream from Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga.