The northbound Floridian kicks up dust as it speeds through Elmore, site of the junction with a branch to Wetumpka, the county seat. The tank cars - probably carrying chemicals needed by a local ... (more)
The northbound Crescent rolls through Cuba, AL at track speed on this dreary, yet colorful autumn morning.
Amtrak's phase IV heritage P42DC Locomotive #184 leads southbound Crescent 19 through Boligee, AL.
Amtrak 85 leads Amtrak 19 through the tunnel in Cook Springs, AL
Amtrak 130, the 2nd phase 2 heritage unit (replacing #66), leads train #19, the Crescent, through Birmingham, Alabama.
Amtrak's southbound Crescent is on time as it strolls through Cook Springs, Alabama with it's next stop ahead at Birmingham.
In Amtrak's early days, the Floridian was generally short enough to be handled by a single E, like this B&O hand-me-down getting its windshield cleaned. The train would grow for a couple years, t... (more)
Amtrak's northbound Crescent is a half hour out of Birmingham as it heads for Atlanta and then points north.
Amtrak 20 is seen here heading east passed a row of yellow weeds along the line at Riverside, AL, with Amtrak's Big Game unit on the point
On a nice November afternoon Amtrak 19 heads out of Tuscaloosa heading for New Orleans.
Amtrak 19 rounds the kudzu laiden curve with my personal favorite of their heritage fleet leading the way, Amtrak Phase 1 #156
On a hazy, humid Alabama summer afternoon, a quartet of Amtrak's big SDPs slides to a stop in Montgomery with the southbound Floridian. A pair of SDPs was typical, with an occasional trio showing... (more)
For the second day in a row, Amtrak 19 had one it's heritage units leading the westbound "Crescent". This is my personal favorite of the Amtrak heritage units so I was excited to be able... (more)