Typical power for this train in the mid-90s, a Cotton Belt GP60 races CSX 145 down the former Western Railway of Alabama toward Montgomery and, eventually, a handoff at NOLA.
Doing the job I always heard they were purchased for, high-horsepower GEBBs have train 145 rolling faster than traffic on parallel AL14.
Intermodal speeds across a blanket of fresh ballast as the old Western Railway of Alabama mainline gets some attention.
The West Point Route (A&WP and WofA) between Atlanta and Montgomery was dominated by GP40s/40-2s for many years. Starting around 1967, WP/GA upgraded their fleet of early geeps with 40s/40-2s. W... (more)
Running on the former Western Railway of Alabama, CSX 145 slides around the big curve at Loachapoka as it begins a twelve-mile descent from Piedmont Upland to coastal plain. The leader has been t... (more)
CSX 144 is tucked into the siding as 145 booms past behind the usual B36-7s. Once upon a time Milstead was the location of a junction with the Birmingham and Southeastern Railway which connected ... (more)
Saw this train - and its unusual power - out my office window in downtown Auburn, but could not leave work (and could not have overtaken 145, anyway), so called my wife, who was at our home right ... (more)
The 6,000 horsepower GEs were not exactly a smash, but 642 looks like a star racing intermodal down the hill at Loachapoka. This is the former Western Railway of Alabama, a road that never had a ... (more)
A trio of B36-7s pull CSX 145 through the former WofA yard in Montgomery. After a crew change, it'll be off for Mobile and Ne Orleans and a hand-off to SP.