CB&Q/BN and SOU/NS long cooperated on a run-through train that ran will pooled power. BN units generally were turned back at Louisville, while Southern units ran as far as Beardstown. For a whil... (more)
After running from New Orleans as L&N 414, this run-through train will shortly be on the rails of the West Point Route, where it will operate as train 214 to Atlanta. This was in the early days o... (more)
Way back when, wood products were an important part of the traffic mix in the deep south.
Probably a Roger Bee photograph.
In Birmingham, at least, it seemed like road power was often grubby, but switchers were generally kept quite clean. Maybe the road units had to get back to Springfield for 'real' washes.
Carfloat service between Frisco's (former Alabama, Tennessee and Northern) yard and a tank farm across the Mobile River on Blakeley Island started in the 1930s and lasted into the BNSF era. This ... (more)
A pair of Conrail switchers drags a transfer around the southwest wye at Alexis Tower.
It's almost dark as a manifest pulls into the yard at Elkhorn City. If your first exposure to the Clinchfield was at Elkhorn City, you might not believe it was a very modern, efficient railroad. ... (more)
The B&O St Louis line was a nice piece of railroad, but just didn't fit into CSX plans as a through mainline route. The other road in Mitchell - the Monon - also was downgraded as mergers rendere... (more)
In the current age of GE six-axle dominance, it may be difficult to remember that just a few years ago EMD B-Bs were the most popular locomotive type. Chessie had a huge fleet of GP40s, and they ... (more)
Ancient BN 1860 (built in 1955 for Northern Pacific) leads a BN peddler as it works around Carthage on the far eastern end of the former Frisco's Wichita line.
The local works the yard and SOU interchange tracks in downtown Opelika.
A condition of the MP-UP merger was the granting to D&RGW of rights over the MP to Kansas City. As seen on this westbound, some of the auto-related traffic that MP had carried for years stayed on... (more)
NS 2770 is a few months short of its 30th birthday as it leads NS 45. The crew is about to head down to the tire plant at Royal City.
A switch crew works the tracks around the old WofA downtown freight house. Most of this trackage is long-gone, and the freight house is now a hotel.