No business this day for Auburn University - last shipper left in the downtown area - so the southbound (westbound in pre-CSX days) local bops past at a good clip.
The mill being switched by the local provides a photo backdrop, with a junkyard full of Detroit iron in the foreground.
There was still a tiny remnant of a yard and a little local business in Auburn in the early 1970s. In this scene, local #5 is finishing up and about to head back onto the main for the run home to... (more)
Train 5 - the southbound leg of WofA's daily-except-Sunday local between Montgomery and West Point - is up to track speed just outside Auburn. The latter day Georgia/West Point Route locomotives ... (more)
A crew member steps across the Southern as local train #5 works the sidings and interchange tracks around the depot.
The last pre-Family Lines Georgia Railroad locomotive leads the local down the hill toward the Southern crossing in downtown Opelika.
A switching move didn't turn out as planned and now the local crew has to resort to poling to shove this car clear of the switch and free their locomotive.