Cass Shays 5 and 11 doublehead the Railfan Weekend passenger train into Spruce. Unfortunately the gorgeous weather that morning did not hold out for the majority of the weekend.
The sweet smell of coal smoke from a standard gauge steam locomotive permeated the Alabama woods for the first time in over fourteen years thanks to the crew of Flagg Coal 75 and the Heart of Dixi... (more)
Moments after a torrential thunderstorm let up, Flagg Coal 75 arrives with an excursion while EMD SW8 switcher 2022 looks on.
Owner (of the 75) John Gramling checks the water level in the tank during the 75's visit to HOD's Steam Days.
No matter their size, steam engines always seem to draw a crowd.
The train crew has a job briefing prior to an excursion with Flagg Coal 75 during HOD's Steam Days. This event marked the first operation of a standard gauge steam locomotive in Alabama since Dece... (more)
Byron and John Gramling's well-traveled tank engine, former Flagg Coal 75, visited the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum for Steam Days in May 2009. This event marked the first operation of a standar... (more)
The depot in Town Creek is now home to the local senior citizens' center.
eastbound Scherer coal loads
738 approaches the CSX junction in Decatur with a serious-looking BNSF 'Ace on the point.
Y103 backs to Oakworth Yard after switching out the NS interchange in Decatur.
NS train 161 approaches the south end of Evensville as it hurries along the scenic CNO&TP.
The 203 leads the Three Rivers Rambler to Marbledale.