Led by an Omnitrax GP38-2 (ex-Illinois Terminal/N&W) and two ex-CN wide cab GP40-2s, ATN's Guntersville Turn trundles into town.
This ex Southern Pacific unit is far from it's original home. Tied down in Birmingham waiting on the next crew, this trains will enter CSX's Boyles Yard with empty grain hoppers.
OmniTrax's Alabama & Tennessee River RR train Z389 operates between CSX Boyles Yard in Birmingham, AL and ATN's yard in Gadsden, AL typically 3 times a week. The train is difficult to find out on ... (more)
Having completed their chores in Guntersville, ATN's M715 switcher climbs into Albertville, where it will switch more customers before continuing on to Gadsden.
ATN M715 skirts the backwaters of Lake Guntersville as it begins its return trip to Gadsden. Lake Guntersville, created by TVA's Guntersville Dam on the Tennessee River, is Alabama's largest lake.
ATN switches a grain elevator in Albertville as the sun sinks toward the horizon.
ATN's M715 job arrives in Guntersville where it will work a few industries and be wyed for its return trip to Gadsden. The ATN is an Omnitrax shortline. This portion of the line is former NC&StL.
Dropping down off Sand Mountain, ATN's M715 job arrives in Guntersville where it will work a few industries and be wyed for the return trip to Gadsden. The ATN is an Omnitrax shortline. This porti... (more)
The ATN rolls east out of Birmingham on the weed-covered tracks.
ATN (LTEX) 9238 was built as SP 9238 in 1972.
ATN (LTEX) 7444 was built as SP 8879 in 1967.
The ATN works hard to make the NS paint scheme look good!
A lashup of six units sits at the ATN yard in Gadsden on an uneventful Saturday afternoon. Like all of ATN's six axle power, the 7444 is a former SP unit, rebuilt by Larry's Truck and Electric.
Four older EMD's lead a long freight through the curve at Irondale.