Alabama Southern R.R. (WAMX owned) with the Home town University of Alabama painted Units , sit in the yard in Tuscaloosa AL, awaiting another job to work in the area.
The ICG has been around for 3 years, but if you can ignore that 3rd unit (an ex-IC Paducah rebuild), this scene at Tuscaloosa looks like the good old days. This train has come from the old GM&O m... (more)
The Tide twins pose for a picture in last light at the end of the former GM&O Montgomery Line just south of Tuscaloosa.
ABS 121 crosses the M&O trestle over the Black Warrior river in Tuscaloosa. The 3600 ft trestle dates back to 1898 and has served the M&O, GM&O, ICG, Midsouth, KCS and now the ABS. A brace of red ... (more)
A former GM&O GP30 - in fresh orange and white - is in familiar territory as it greets the early morning sun with a Paducah rebuild from that 'other' road.
As the early morning light is minutes away, a very bright and full moon quickly descends into the horizon as the Crimson Tide painted GP35 idles away, ready for another day of work in Tuscaloosa.
A few of the tracks shown in this photo are still around and in use in 2012, and there's at least a chance some of those orange and white Paducah rebuilds might still be creeping around a short li... (more)
The ABS freight train 112 has just entered into Tuscaloosa and prepares to pass the Crimson painted locomotives which reside ... (more)
Roll Tide To honor the city in which they serve, the Watco short-line Alabama Southern decided to repaint a pair of ex-Southern Pacific GP35s into more appropriate colors for the area, Crim... (more)
A surprising and very long Alabama Southern freight train has just made its way into the city of Tuscaloosa and prepares to shove back past the former GM&O yard as it goes about dropping off cars ... (more)
The daily Artesia to Montgomery freight has just crossed the Black Warrior River and is about to enter he Tuscaloosa yard. Te line swinging off to the photo's right edge is the connection track to... (more)
It's GM&O attire still in pretty good shape, ICG 519 switches at the south end of the cramped Tuscaloosa yard.
Just a few hundred feet past its Tuscaloosa station stop, the New Orleans-bound Crescent bangs across the former GM&O, now just a stump that ends on the city's south side.
During mid August, Alabama Southern (ABS), a Watco company, repainted two of their ex SP GP35's (3844 and 3851) into a scheme honoring their hometown university, the University of Alabama.