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  1. What's Black & White and Beautiful All Over...........

    What's Black & White and Beautiful All Over...........

    ..........? Why, that'd be this NS 334 heading East on the NS (Central of Georgia) P-Line while negotiating the big curve coming into Alexander City, AL. This train will be in Columbus, GA in about 2.5 hours after meeting a Westbound in Gold Ridge, AL down the road just before Opelika, AL.
  2. Throttle Up, Head West!

    Throttle Up, Head West!

    NS 74G, after completing the complicated reverse move from Bon Air and through Childersburg to access the N-Line from the P-Line, finally throttles up and conitues the trip over to Wilsonville and the AL Power steam plant that is this trains destination. The NS P-Line trestle flies over the...
  3. Throttle Up, Head West!

    Throttle Up, Head West!

    NS 74G, after completing the complicated reverse move from Bon Air and through Childersburg to access the N-Line from the P-Line, finally throttles up and conitues the trip over to Wilsonville and the AL Power steam plant that is this trains destination.
  4. DSC02393

    DSC02393

    This shot shows NS 74G (coal train) after it has come off of the NS P-Line/N-Line connector track you see at the far right of the photo where the switch is located. The train is continuing to shove down the N-Line siding to hop over to the main line, where it will then head forward to...
  5. Almost There!

    Almost There!

    NS 74G, the Alabama Power coal train headed to Wilsonville, finally clears the road as motorist breath a sigh of relief that they can continue on to thier destinations. this shoving move is a twice daily operation. In this case, a loaded train shoves down the connector track, and in the...
  6. Snuck Up On Me Didn't You!

    Snuck Up On Me Didn't You!

    While watching the coal train, NS 74G, backing down the P-Line/N-Line connector, this Eastbound train supprised me passing over the trestle! I had no idea this one was coming, hense the poorly composed shot!
  7. Riding The End

    Riding The End

    The tail end of NS 74G passes the Childersburg sign as it heads downgrade on the NS P-Line/N-Line connector track.
  8. North To Sheffield

    North To Sheffield

  9. North To Sheffield and Beyond

    North To Sheffield and Beyond

    This NS train has just exited the East End Division and taken the line that heads up to Sheffield, AL and beyond to Memphis. Red Mountain and St. Vincent Hospital are visible in the background.
  10. 32nd Street Local

    32nd Street Local

    A case of water sits on the low nose of the motor as the NS local sits at 32nd Street in Birmingham waiting for passing freights to clear the way.
  11. Through The High/Wide Detector

    Through The High/Wide Detector

    This West bound NS train heads through the High/Wide detector in Cropwell, AL on the NS P-Line (Central of Georgia) on the way to Irondale.
  12. West By The Depot

    West By The Depot

    NS 137 moves West by the Opelika, AL Union Station on the NS P-Line.
  13. Fast Run Through Alabama

    Fast Run Through Alabama

    NS Train 336 moves East at a fast clip through Salem, AL on the NS (former Central of Georgia) P-Line. This is just East of Opelika, AL. In this shot you can see what's left of the Chattahoochee Valley Railroad (CHV) 2855 caboose. Don't let the paint fool you, this thing is in extremely bad...
  14. Westbound In Stonewall, AL

    Westbound In Stonewall, AL

    This NS train is climbing the hill out of Opelika, AL on the NS P-Line into the historic community of Stonewall, AL. This area is know for the Stonewall Plantation, where there literally is a stone wall still beside the road that runs through the community.
  15. Heavy Duty CofGa Maintenance In Goodwater, AL

    Heavy Duty CofGa Maintenance In Goodwater, AL

    A NS ballast cleaner is seen in the House Track on the NS P-Line (Central of Georgia) track in Goodwater, AL.
  16. P-Line Action

    P-Line Action

    NS 336 comes out of the long, sweeping curve as it enters the downtown area of Alexander City, AL.
  17. Fall Day

    Fall Day

    The colors are spectacular on this cool November day in Alabama as NS 336 pulls through the East End of Alexander City, AL on the NS P-Line as it heads towards Columbus, Ga.
  18. Smoking Is Bad For You

    Smoking Is Bad For You

    NS 336, seen here on the NS P-Line in Alexander City, AL heading East, blows out a tremendous amount of smoke as it slowly crawls upgrade on the East end of town.
  19. NS Rock Train Heading West

    NS Rock Train Heading West

    A West Bound NS Rock Train heads West past the MP365.3 on the West end of Alexander City, AL. This is on the NS (Central of Georgia) P-Line. Washington Street, in the background, runs along side of the tracks for 3 miles as it heads into downtown Alex City.
  20. In The House Track

    In The House Track

    The pipe train is seen from the AL Hwy. 9 bridge in Godwater, AL. The empty flats are being staged in the sideing. The loads are stretched into the house track out of the sideing.


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