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  1. WWR (West With Rocks)

    WWR (West With Rocks)

    After meeting the opposing NS 336 in downtown, NS 921 Herzog train continues on West across Commerce Drive and along side Washington Street in Alexander City, AL.
  2. Blocking Traffic In Downtown

    Blocking Traffic In Downtown

    With three trains in downtown at once, you can better believe that there were many very unhappy motorists (and one VERY happy photographer!) in downtown Alexander City, AL. Here, NS 336 is just feet away from the West end switch preparing to take the sideing for a meet with the NS 921 Herzog...
  3. Rolling By The Abandoned Mill

    Rolling By The Abandoned Mill

    With the almost completely shuttered Russell Corp. in the background, NS 336 negotiates the big curve heading into downtown Alexander City, AL as it prepares for a meet with two West bound trains in town. Old #1 mill behind the train has been standing for many, many years.
  4. Brighting Up The Day

    Brighting Up The Day

    On yet _another_ dreary Alabama day, NS 336 does its best to brighten up the scene with this great looking pumpkin BNSF motor. This scene is at the MP364 on the NS P-Line in Alexander City, AL. The 336 is headed East into downtown for a meet with two West bound trains, the NS 921 and the NS 137.
  5. Hauling The Rocks

    Hauling The Rocks

    Pulling the steep grade up from the Lake Martin (Tallapoosa River) trestle, NS 921 approaches the crest of the hill on the East end of Alexander City, AL. This is a loaded Herzog Ballast Train heading West towards Birmingham on the NS P-Line on the Central of Georgia Alabama Division Birmingham Sub.
  6. Herzog Rock Train

    Herzog Rock Train

    NS 920, an mty Herzog ballast train East bound, is seen here on the NS P-Line through Coosa and Tallapoosa County's in Alabama.
  7. Herzog Rock Train

    Herzog Rock Train

    NS 920, an mty Herzog ballast train East bound, is seen here on the NS P-Line through Coosa and Tallapoosa County's in Alabama.
  8. Herzog Rock Train

    Herzog Rock Train

    NS 920, an mty Herzog ballast train East bound, is seen here on the NS P-Line through Coosa and Tallapoosa County's in Alabama.
  9. Heading Back In

    Heading Back In

    In this older shot from several years ago, NS A45 with a long string of empty wood chip gons pulls slowly by the King signal in Sylacauga, AL. A45 is a daily local turn that originates in Sylacaua and heads to Norris Yard in Irondale and back again.
  10. Rain, Rain, Go Away!

    Rain, Rain, Go Away!

    On yet ANOTHER dreary rainy day in Alabama, NS 334 is seen here blasting through Kellyton, AL on the NS (Central of Georgia) P-Line heading East to Columbus, GA. Alabama and the whole Southeast has had way more than it's share of rain this '09-'10 Winter! Enough already!
  11. NS In Clay County, AL

    NS In Clay County, AL

    Seen in Hollins, AL, this is the only short stretch of track that NS has in Clay County. NS 335 heads West through town as it approaches Trammells Hill in Talladega County.
  12. Graffiti Bad...........Art, Not So Bad

    Graffiti Bad...........Art, Not So Bad

    I shot this unique graffiti in Goodwater, AL on NS 335.
  13. Arriving At Goodwater

    Arriving At Goodwater

    NS 335 arrives in downtown Goodwater, AL as the train is just feet from rolling under the AL. Hwy. 9 bridge.
  14. Former Boom Town

    Former Boom Town

    NS 335 pulls into Goodwater, AL on the NS (Central of Georgia) P-Line. This was a boom town after the railroad arrived here in the late 1800's. There was a turntable here, since this was the end of the line for several years on the trip up from Columbus, GA.
  15. Kellyton Curve Act II

    Kellyton Curve Act II

    Hot on the heels of NS 137, this shows NS 335 in the second big curve in Kellyton, AL. This train had been delayed due to 137 breaking a drawbar pin in downtown Alexander City, AL, delaying them both for around 5 hours.
  16. Kellyton  Curve

    Kellyton Curve

    NS 137, after being delayed for about 5 hours in Alex City due to a broken pin in a drawbar 10 cars back from the head end, rolls West through Kellyton, AL aroun one of two big curves in that area. The day is dark, dreary and rainy today.
  17. Waiting For Authority

    Waiting For Authority

    NS A45, a local turn on the NS Central of Georgia Alabama Division line between Columbus, GA and Birmingham, AL, waits at Coosa Pines for track authority to proceed on West towards Birmingham. This location is at Childersburg, AL. The NS P-Line is seen heading back East through Childersburg and...
  18. Waiting For The Mechanical Department

    Waiting For The Mechanical Department

    NS 137 sits patiently in Alexander City, AL on the main waiting for the Mechanical Dept. to show up. Seems a pin dropped out of the draw bar 10 cars back, separating the air hose and throwing the train into emergency. Two crossings are blocked, causing drivers to have to have to find alternate...
  19. A Long Way From Home

    A Long Way From Home

    This former Canadian National motor and its mate slug help work the train on the Marble Leed inside the Imery's Marble Quarry at Gantt's Jct. (Sylacauga), AL.
  20. Passing The Flang Oiler

    Passing The Flang Oiler

    NS (Central of Georgia) Train 335 approaches the flang oiler leaving out of downtown Alexander City, AL on the NS P-Line heading West to Birmingham, AL.


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