It’s a gorgeous morning as the second section of 186 (M86) glides into Salem and past the unique antiques store next to the tracks with a pair of KCS locomotives. The caboose in the back is a form... (more)
It’s been a long night for this NS re-rail crew as they’ve had to move a loaded tank car and locomotive back onto the track after the two rolled a rail in downtown Opelika earlier in the day. A f... (more)
A tale of two cities Settled in the 1830s, this small rural community is known by locals and smartphone maps as Gold Hill. This name was not chosen due to any of the shiny metal nearby... (more)
Norfolk Southern's Pennsylvania Heritage Locomotive finds itself on the point of Train 137 seen here heading west through Calcis, AL.
Colorful afternoon storm clouds fill the sky as the westbound moving train of 137 heads into Royal City with a classic Dash 9 leading the way. This 1999 built loco is still wearing the as deliver... (more)
The Pennsy heritage unit leads a 5 locomotive consist through Opelika as it pulls freight train 137 below I-85.
A massively long NS 187 freight train with 155 cars in tow splits the signals at Salem as it heads west towards Birmingham. Ironically enough, the last time I captured a train at these exact sign... (more)
The N&W heritage unit makes a surprise visit onto the Central of Georgia District in Opelika. The famous engine puts in quite a workout as it pulls 166 cars that make up today’s 9100 foot long 18... (more)
The Central Railroad of New Jersey heritage unit adds some color to an otherwise black night as it leads freight train 187 out of Opelika one mid December evening across one very stout looking con... (more)
The late afternoon light finds BNSF 8442 pulling one of the numerous Plant Scherer train sets as it heads west for another load of black diamonds for the famous Georgia Power plant. The CofG line... (more)
The N&W Heritage Unit comes through Opelika as my foreground clutter of a boyfriend Frank Orona photobombs my shot at the last second. ;)
The N&W Heritage Unit comes through Alexander City on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A surprising MoW tie train with the NS 4617 leading waits to head out next.
For a moment as this westbound came through the interlocking, I thought I was capturing one of the rare loaded rock trains that happen to originate from one of the two quarries in Columbus. But as... (more)
After a meet with NS 187 in Opelika, NS 198 heads east toward Columbus on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
On the first sunny day in a while, NS 187 heads West toward downtown Opelika, where it will have a rare meet with NS 198.