Somehow the gray was a little off and the sun was low in the sky as this unit headed down the gulf coast.
Simple but relatively clean.
SLSF was all B-B power into Mobile, and BN pretty much continued that practice for a few years. But by the 1990s and the Santa Fe merger, any sort of power could show up in Mobile. However, even... (more)
With brand-new BN numbers, a quartet of SLSF diesels still wear their Frisco paint as they drop down the hill and over Threemile Creek. The red and white won't last long though, as BN will push h... (more)
Mobile was a treasure of southern railroading in these days with Frisco, TASD, Southern, GM&O and L&N all coming to town. The waterfront yard of L&N was busy and crowded with beautiful yellow and... (more)
Power off a just-arrived freight from Birmingham heads under Telegraph Road and toward Southern's open-air Mobile engine facility.
By this date the railroad is actually CSX and this former L&N will get the new garb soon enough.
Frisco GP7 #558 working at Mobile, AL || August 1972
A shot taken from the Telegraph Road viaduct shows L&N 5004 working the south end of Sibert Yard. In the foreground are shop tracks in ICG's former GM&O yard. Strings of yellow Terminal Railway ... (more)
SR 5096 shoves a cut of cars around the curving interchange track leading to the Terminal Railway yard while ICG Paducah rebuild 8701 waits for the crossing to clear. A mix-up a couple hours late... (more)
Southern Railway GP38-2 #5065 building an outbound train in Mobile Yard. #5065 was built August 1973 and later became Norfolk Southern # 5065
From the Silver Rails Gallery Collection: A freshly shopped and shiny 4-8-2 Mountain, Frisco 1527 shines in the daylight. Location is not for sure, added contributor input is always appreciated.
SLSF 433 leads four more GP38s and a northbound train past one of Mobile's paper mills. That Frisco paint will last several more weeks, but a new BN number will be stenciled below the cab window ... (more)
Strings of Terminal Railway cars and a ship create a backdrop for a pair of Paducah rebuilds switching in the former GM&O yard. Just a few years earlier, red Alcos would have performed this job.
Alabama and Gulf Coast 444, which is the former Florida East Coast 444, rests on a cool winter morning at the State Docks yards.