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Sweet Home Alabama
Alabama may not be considered the most scenic state, or have a particularly exciting railroad scene, but it's where my roots are, and I'm proud to represent my home state through these scenes of trains in the Heart of Dixie.
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Photo ID: 597733

Southbound intermodal curves through downtown Hartselle, AL, passing the former L&N freight house (now a restaurant) and some ancient-looking industrial trackage.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hartselle, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 775
Train ID: CSX Q027
Photo Date: November 20, 2016


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Added: Nov 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 515363

With the lead units in notch eight and the Lacon pusher (an ES44AC) coupled up to the rear, a southbound grain train begins its assault on the 1.1% grade up through Holmes Gap.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES40DC
Location: Wilhite, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5410
Train ID: CSX G243
Photo Date: January 18, 2015


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Added: Jan 20, 2015

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Photo ID: 410028

Passing the Civil War-era depot in downtown Huntsville (now a museum), the NS F-units lead an office car deadhead move toward Memphis for an upcoming inspection trip.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 4271
Train ID: NS 955
Photo Date: September 21, 2012


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Added: Sep 23, 2012

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Photo ID: 349710

ATN M715 skirts the backwaters of Lake Guntersville as it begins its return trip to Gadsden. Lake Guntersville, created by TVA's Guntersville Dam on the Tennessee River, is Alabama's largest lake.

Railroad: Alabama & Tennessee River
Locomotive: EMD GP20
Location: Guntersville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: FCR 2002
Train ID: ATN M715
Photo Date: December 23, 2010


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Added: Dec 27, 2010

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Photo ID: 346890

NS empty coal train 733 crosses over the Tennessee River at River Junction in Decatur. All CSX and NS trains which cross the river converge here and utilize this single track lift bridge, which is... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Decatur, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 9254
Train ID: NS 733
Photo Date: November 27, 2010


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Added: Nov 28, 2010

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Photo ID: 328927

Huntsville is nicknamed "The Rocket City," which seems to be a fitting name as the DPU of a Scherer coal train shoves by the US Space and Rocket Center, also home of Space Camp. The gigantic Satur... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8900
Train ID: NS 732
Photo Date: June 20, 2010


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Added: Jun 21, 2010

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Photo ID: 327377

CSX train G574 crosses over the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River... this area is a popular hangout for locals, such as the fisherman which can (barely) be seen below the bridge, towards th... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Garden City, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4572
Train ID: CSX G574
Photo Date: June 06, 2010


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Added: Jun 07, 2010

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Photo ID: 320498

NS 69J rolls south through the picturesque countryside south of Valley Head.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Valley Head, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9322
Train ID: NS 69J
Photo Date: April 11, 2010


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Added: Apr 11, 2010

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Photo ID: 304333

Passing the supposed ruins of the depot at Paint Rock, a pair of high hoods leads 390 towards Chattanooga.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Paint Rock, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3241
Train ID: NS 390
Photo Date: November 14, 2009


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Added: Nov 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 304330

Here comes 17A through the fall foliage at Fackler. 17A has eight units up front today.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Fackler, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 2712
Train ID: NS 17A
Photo Date: November 14, 2009


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Added: Nov 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 304328

22N crosses over the Paint Rock River near Woodville.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Woodville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9958
Train ID: NS 22N
Photo Date: November 14, 2009


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Added: Nov 16, 2009

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Photo ID: 303319

Just after sunset, NS train 162 departs Irvington with UP power on the point.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD9043MAC
Location: Irvington, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8061
Train ID: NS 162
Photo Date: November 07, 2009


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Added: Nov 08, 2009

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Photo ID: 301034

southbound coal loads pass by the depot in Fort Payne, which now houses a museum

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Fort Payne, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9741
Train ID: NS 718
Photo Date: October 18, 2009


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Added: Oct 20, 2009

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Photo ID: 301032

two cows give a southbound a roll-by from underneath their shade tree

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Collinsville, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9741
Train ID: NS 718
Photo Date: October 18, 2009


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Added: Oct 20, 2009

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Photo ID: 297124

Three SD40-2s, one each of Southern, N&W, and Conrail heritage, lead NS 389 through the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Gurley, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3292
Train ID: NS 389
Photo Date: September 12, 2009


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Added: Sep 13, 2009

Views: 2,491
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