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Great photos of vintage railroading in the Yellowhammer State
Photo Album By: Will Ebbert
 
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Photo ID: 848346

A Westbound Central of Georgia Railway freight train no. 29 passes West Opelika signal in March of 1954. Photo by J. Parker Lamb.

Railroad: Central of Georgia
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CG 903
Train ID: CofG no. 29
Photo Date: March, 1954


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By: Hooligan Rail Photography

Added: Dec 29, 2023

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Photo ID: 845378

A Northbound West Point Route freight heads past the depot in downtown Auburn, Alabama lead by A&WP 425 in July of 1952. Photo by J. Parker Lamb.

Railroad: Atlanta & West Point
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: AWP 425
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1952


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By: Hooligan Rail Photography

Added: Nov 19, 2023

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Photo ID: 787497

A Western Railway of Alabama drags a transfer cut out of S&N Yard (combined SCL and L&N) and across Court Street into WRofA's Chester Yard. In a process that will take a few more years to complet... (more)

Railroad: Georgia Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: GARR 1041
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Nov 15, 2021

Views: 7,285
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Photo ID: 784508

Southbound Floridian is close to on-time on a beautiful summer afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Amtk 546
Train ID: Floridian
Photo Date: June 26, 1974


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By: David Harris

Added: Oct 13, 2021

Views: 7,444
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Photo ID: 784017

Recently refurbished U-boats (done at South Louisville?) meet SW1500 5004 near south end of Sibert Yard. Two more recent rebuilds are out of frame on the right. Trailing 2508 came out of GE as a... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: GE U30B
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: LN 2500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 1981


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By: David Harris

Added: Oct 08, 2021

Views: 5,761
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Photo ID: 783959

The northbound Floridian is just a few hundred feet short of Union Station. The engineer has just restarted his train after stopping for an SCL employee to drop from the lead SDP. The SCL man is... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 606
Train ID: Floridian
Photo Date: July 10, 1974


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By: David Harris

Added: Oct 07, 2021

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Photo ID: 780393

The daily freight to Tuscaloosa and Artesia approaches the yard limits behind GP38-2 9613 (bought new by the merged company), assisted by an ex-IC GP40 and an ex-GM&O GP30. That GP38-2 - built in... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Gulf
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: ICG 9613
Train ID: ICG 30
Photo Date: October, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Aug 26, 2021

Views: 8,091
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Photo ID: 780392

For the last few years, CSX has not been able to decide what to do with the line from Montgomery down through Dothan and Thomasville to Waycross. They don't seem to want it, but can't seem to let... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1778
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 26, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Aug 26, 2021

Views: 5,625
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Photo ID: 778093

A lot of second-generation geeps look alike, so you could easily overlook this rare gem. ASAB 507 is the only GP39 on their roster. That may not seem like a big deal, but it is also one of only 2... (more)

Railroad: Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP39
Location: Dothan, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: ASAB 507
Train ID: ASAB switcher
Photo Date: September 14, 1974


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 31, 2021

Views: 4,750
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Photo ID: 777512

Once again an SCL locomotive fronts Amtrak's Floridian. This time, though, it is not due to the failure of one of the antique inherited E-units. Instead, SCL 1823 was added after the lead unit wa... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 1823
Train ID: Amt Floridian
Photo Date: July 07, 1973


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 24, 2021

Views: 6,528
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Photo ID: 777104

Typical early-CSX mix of paint schemes, with a U30C in the short-lived 'CSX Transportation' scheme.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8139
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 06, 1988


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 19, 2021

Views: 2,596
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Photo ID: 776706

Working for closely affiliated company Western Railway of Alabama, Georgia Railroad GP7 1019 switches industry tracks almost in the shadow of downtown.

Railroad: Georgia Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: GARR 1019
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 14, 2021

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Photo ID: 776389

After dropping a transfer at S&NA Yard (L&N & SCL), the crew heads engine-light back to the former GM&O West End Yard. The sun is setting old Alcos like 1108, but they have hung on in the EMD-hea... (more)

Railroad: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Locomotive: Alco RS-1
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: GMO 1108
Train ID: ICG transfer
Photo Date: July 01, 1973


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 10, 2021

Views: 5,474
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Photo ID: 776254

In 1973, you rarely had to wait long to see railroad action in Opelika. There were lots of local rail customers, Southern and Western Railway of Alabama interchanged daily, and a Southern branch ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Sou 2710
Train ID: Sou 46
Photo Date: December 14, 1973


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 08, 2021

Views: 6,319
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Photo ID: 776251

In the 1970s L&N stopped outlining the yellow letters and numerals on their diesels in black, while also going to a paler shade of yellow. That resulted in the markings almost disappearing into t... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD GP30
Location: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1012
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1981


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By: David Harris

Added: Jul 08, 2021

Views: 3,788
Comments: 0

Favorited: 9
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