The last time I saw Southern 1401 was probably in the mid-80s. It's still on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC and looks as good as it did 34 years ... (more)
Commonplace boring at the time.
Leading an all matched GE consist, a real rarity.
Former Alexander Railroad Alco S3 #7 awaits in the Woodfin yard at the Craggy Mountain Line to ride the rails once again. 7 never worked for the Southern but definitely looks good in a tuxedo.
It's almost dusk, but the heat hasn't even begun to think about surrendering its grip on south Georgia. Flying a white extra flag, this train out of Albany is headed for Dawson, Cuthbert, and the... (more)
Southbound SOU train crossing creek near Woods
Southern Crescent, northbound near Hattiesburg.
Wearing it’s old “paper railroad” number but no longer sublettered this veteran sports shiny new paint. No switcher has been assigned to Johnson City for man years now.
Running as Extra 2707, train 167 receives orders from the Statesville agent. The train left the Washington-NOLA main at Mooresville, and is about to head west toward Asheville.
Month approximate. Wearing it’s old Central of Georgia number but the Southern name this was one of only five rostered by C of G in a rather confusing switcher roster.
Imagine my surprise at finding this one one a kind just by chance one day on a visit to the yard. Never figured out the bulge on the side and why the unit sounded like an RS-3 instead of an RS-11... (more)
A pair of Canadian National S13’s pass between a CN FPA4 and visiting Southern FP7 6141 at Spadina Engine Terminal in Toronto.
Back when they still had some reputation a matched of a late model EMDs wheels a northbound mixed merchandise train through the city at a good clip.
As I recall this was coming thru the former C of G Yard. There so many in those days I still marvel that they are gone. The show was over by 1974 though.
Something about the Alco trucks makes these look better. Photo by Tom Sink. I miss him.