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Cast to Last & Rolled Rails
Photos of the components that support America's Steel Highway
Photo Album By: Frank Orona
 
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Photo ID: 394560

Round and round
Moving at a blistering pace, intermodal train FEC 101 blasts through Favoretta with numerous types of intermodal equipment such as the articulated truck of this spine ... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: Wheel
Location: Favoretta, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 104
Train ID: FEC 101
Photo Date: February 25, 2012


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Added: Apr 08, 2012

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Photo ID: 390170

Don’t tread on me
The “ACF Freight Saver” cushioned center sills of two coil cars gallop along the WofA mainline as the background blurs into the rearview. The 20 inch travel c... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Couplers
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 628626
Train ID: CSX A746
Photo Date: January 16, 2012


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Added: Feb 21, 2012

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Photo ID: 388406

the wheel that started it all…
Cast less than a mile away from the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, this wheel ‘with a pedigree’ as the slogan for Abex used to say still calls Cal... (more)

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: Wheel
Location: Calera, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: SOU X201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 31, 2011


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Added: Jan 31, 2012

Views: 3,935
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Photo ID: 388401

Self Guarded
One of the more unique style of frogs found on the railroad, the Solid Manganese Self Guarded Frog is typically seen in yards and industries where speed is 30MPH or slower... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 18, 2011


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Added: Jan 31, 2012

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Photo ID: 387770

Bethlehem’s Other Beam
Known primarily for its famous wide flange beam, Bethlehem also rolled rail and a lot of it too. With the purchase of Penn Steel Co. during WWI, the newly own... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 2011


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Added: Jan 24, 2012

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Photo ID: 385856

Still the same
Rolled in July of 2011 and dropped off by A012 a few weeks earlier, this string of new 115 lb ra... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 03, 2011


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Added: Jan 03, 2012

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Photo ID: 384541

Snap, Crackle and Pop
As the temperature drops, so does the length of rail and the above picture is usually the result. “Pull-aparts” can happen anywhere on the rail, but usually ... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 19, 2011


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Added: Dec 21, 2011

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Photo ID: 384457

Full Circle
Completed wheel sets sit on the ground and await installation on coal hoppers in the back. The ground they are sitting on used to be home to the famous Abex Corporation w... (more)

Railroad: Untitled
Locomotive: Wheel
Location: Calera, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2011


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Added: Dec 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 382587

At just the right moment, sunlight passes through a freight car of NS 336 as it rushes past and illuminates the 132 pound p... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9299
Train ID: NS 336
Photo Date: November 05, 2011


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Added: Nov 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 381961

Steel Circle of Life
With their days of rolling along the Nation’s railroad behind them, scrap wheels of which some were cast in Calera, Alabama now find themselves at the more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Wheel
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: CSX Y117
Photo Date: October 15, 2011


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Added: Nov 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 381959

Fast Freight
Racing along the Western Railway of Alabama mainline and into Auburn at a cool 45MPH, this loaded tank car and the extended drawbar coupler of a boxcar roll past the blurr... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Couplers
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: CSX Q612
Photo Date: November 20, 2011


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Added: Nov 23, 2011

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Photo ID: 376615

Rocky Mountain Steel
Rolled a little over 6 years ago and only a short distance from this location, 136 pound per yard quality rail supports today’s Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4098
Train ID: BNSF H-DENAMS
Photo Date: September 18, 2011



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Added: Sep 30, 2011

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Photo ID: 373797

138 years after the invention of the Janney coupler, two updated versions of its revolutionary design continue to keep cars connected and enhance the safety of railroading by preventing accidental... (more)

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: Couplers
Location: Lauderdale, Mississippi, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 3911
Train ID: KCS M-SHAR
Photo Date: July 09, 2011


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Added: Sep 02, 2011

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Photo ID: 352758

Variety
A combination of three different rail manufacturers, two US based and the other from the Tøinecké železárny – Moravia Steel Company located in the Czech Republic, all wo... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 23, 2011


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Added: Jan 26, 2011

Views: 3,126
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Photo ID: 347399

Colorado Fuel & Iron
Created from the merger of the Colorado Coal and Iron Company with the Colorado Fuel Company, in 1892, CF&I was the first integrated and largest steel mill west o... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Opelika, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 30, 2010


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Added: Dec 03, 2010

Views: 4,244
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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