Dusty SDs (a 45 and a 35) lead an eastbound freight out of Opelika and toward Columbus, GA.
Rain clouds are rolling out at sunset as the crew sends their power to the roundhouse. NCTM's FP7, Southern 6133, goes for a spin on the turntable in the day's last light, aiming for the glow from... (more)
Southern's weekday turn out the former CofG to Roanoke and Lafayette has almost completed its round-trip back to its point of origin in Opelika. It was an interesting operation that utilized two m... (more)
Western of Alabama's local train 6 waits at the crossing as an eastbound freight rolls by on Southern's former Central of Georgia Birmingham-Columbus, GA mainline. The crossing was not interlocke... (more)
A trio of Southern Railway E8As lead the railway’s flagship train, the Southern Crescent, as it makes its way from New Orleans LA to Washington DC. Train 2 is seen at the passenger station... (more)
NOPUT engine terminal.
Southern manifest waits for a signal.
The Crescent backs out of the station to the coach yard.
Crescent Car Attendant
The Crescent stops for servicing.
With the sun setting and a summer storm fast approaching
an eastbound NS freight with an all Southern consist of a GP38 and three GP30's have made a pickup at GE's Appliance Park.
A pretty healthy turn is arriving in Opelika after a trip to Lafayette and Roanoke. By this date, I believe there was just a single shipper in Roanoke - a cotton mill - and it would not be long u... (more)
Sitting in the snow by the old Giant Grocery warehouse. Photo by F. David Petke. From my collection.
Unusual that this unit does not yet have a paper air filter and that it is coupled to an RS-3 when most were already gone.