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Photo Album By: Donald Faris
 
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Photo ID: 565993

One of the Southern agents in Opelika either had a warped sense of humor, or maybe just did not like me. Whatever the reason, he on multiple occasions gave incorrect info about what trains were w... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE B36-7
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3819
Train ID: SOU 136
Photo Date: June 06, 1984


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 15, 2016

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Photo ID: 565764

A trio of SD40-2s leads an eastbound freight past the last remnant of the passenger platforms that once ran down the north and west sides of the shared (CofG/SOU/NS and WofA/FL/SBD/CSX) Opelika de... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3272
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1984


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 14, 2016

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Photo ID: 565305

Westbound local nears Canton, NC behind GP38-2 #5112 in October 1988.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Canton, North Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5112
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1988


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 10, 2016

Views: 2,860
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Photo ID: 565302

Two Southern painted U23Bs prepare to depart Greenville southbound in November 1989.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE U23B
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3934
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1989


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By: Tom Sink

Added: Feb 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 565234

Southern's long-distance local bumps across the Western with the usual assortment of log flats. In the background is a boxcar still in CofG colors, and the hood of a Southern diesel, one of two t... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2811
Train ID: SOU 46
Photo Date: July, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 10, 2016

Views: 3,551
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Photo ID: 565233

Returning from a run to Lafayette and Roanoke with a short train, #7 has just entered the WofA main for a short trackage rights hop down the hill to Opelika. The Southern folks are probably eyein... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2694
Train ID: WofA 7
Photo Date: July, 1975


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 10, 2016

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Photo ID: 565170

Southern trains to Savannah and Augusta, as well as Georgia Railroad mixed trains to Camak, had to cross several overpasses between Macon Junction and the river. The bridges, which carried the ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Macon, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5060
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 565157

This former Central of Georgia line once ran from a connection with CofG's Macon-Savannah main at Gordon all the way to an interchange with onetime CofG affiliate Georgia Railroad at Covington. B... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GE U23B
Location: Eatonton, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3932
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1981


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 564925

A GP works a long cut of single-stack IM cars (was there a clearance issue on SOU back then?) just north of the crossing with SCL's former ACL main, visible at bottom of photo.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: North Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 5147
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: David Harris

Added: Feb 08, 2016

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Photo ID: 563663

An eastbound Milwaukee Road freight with a pair of leased Southern SD24's hugs the banks of the Mississippi River between Pleasant Valley and Le Claire. The SD24's eventually received Precision N... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD24
Location: Le Claire, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6330
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1978


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Jan 29, 2016

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Photo ID: 562542

Servicing stop at Greenville,SC..

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: CP 2839
Train ID: Royal Hudson Special
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 18, 2016

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Photo ID: 562454

Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-4
Location: Monroe, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: CP 2839
Train ID: Royal Hudson Special
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 17, 2016

Views: 2,692
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Photo ID: 562362

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Greenville Yard Sign
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Royal Hudson Special
Photo Date: 1979


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jan 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 562345

NS 198 is the southbound half of what may be the most important pair of trains on this stretch of line, but it still has to cool its heels at Smithville until second class train C87 - headed from... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Smithville, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 3254
Train ID: NS 198
Photo Date: July, 1985


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By: David Harris

Added: Jan 17, 2016

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Photo ID: 562337

The NS (Central of Georgia) turn to Lafayette (Trains 7/8 in pre-CSX days) used about two miles of rights over the CSX (Western Railway of Alabama) between Opelika and Roanoke Junction. Here, #7 ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: GP38
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 2743
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1987


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By: David Harris

Added: Jan 16, 2016

Views: 3,349
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