Just after a summer shower, the L&N NOLA-Cincy run-through climbs the hill out of Opelika behind a cool collection of diesels- GP38-2/U25B/GP40/U23B.
For many years, CofG/SOU/NS trains on the branch between Opelika and Roanoke (later cut back to Lafayette) used 2.42 miles of the WofA/FL/SS/CSX between downtown Opelika and Roanoke Junction. In ... (more)
The lead diesel is in full shade as L&N run-through train 214 climbs around the curve and out of Opelika on a summer evening. GP38s are front and back, but in between are 4 U-boats, including 2 U... (more)