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  1. Fergus Falls

    Fergus Falls

    A RailAmerica GP9 parked outside in Fergus Falls, Minnesota - January 2011.
  2. "They're a couple a dawgs"

    "They're a couple a dawgs"

    The title comment made from the conductor as he was throwing a switch for the two GP38s. He was referring to them as being underpowered. I had just told him these engines appealed to me because of their colors.
  3. Light Move Back To Gantt's Jct., AL

    Light Move Back To Gantt's Jct., AL

    A light cut of three motors that include the two new GP-40's moves on the EARY's tracks out of Sylacauga and back to the home base at Gantt's Jct.
  4. New Motors For The EARY

    New Motors For The EARY

    Two new (to them) motors for the Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY) are seen in Sylacaga, AL.
  5. EARY Switching With New Motors

    EARY Switching With New Motors

    Here's a shot of the EARY shoving a cut of cars on the interchange track with NS in downtown Sylacauga, AL. The lead motor is the EARY (CPDR# 3891, with the two new motors, the EARY #PRSX# 6404 and the EARY #PRSX) 6408.
  6. EARY's Shoving At The Interchange

    EARY's Shoving At The Interchange

    The EARY (Eastern Alabama Railway, is seen shoving a cut of cars through downtown Sylacauga, AL to interchange with Norfolk Southern.
  7. EARY's Shoving At The Interchange

    EARY's Shoving At The Interchange

    The EARY (Eastern Alabama Railway, is seen shoving a cut of cars through downtown Sylacauga, AL to interchange with Norfolk Southern. In this shot, you can see the short spur into the Bluebell Creamery facility. The EARY uses this spur for tanks of corn syrup.
  8. Alabama Shortline Action

    Alabama Shortline Action

    A couple of cars have been cut from the train, and shoved into a very short industrial spur off of the main line of the EARY (Eastern Alabama Railway) tracks in Sylacauga, AL. This is on the old southern-most leg of the L&N Mineral Belt Line that went from Gadsden, AL down through Annistion...
  9. Short Line Railroading In Alabama

    Short Line Railroading In Alabama

    This EARY (Eastern Alabama Railway) train, seen in Sylacauga, AL, is seen switching on the West end of town behind Wendy's. This is on the old southern-most leg of the L&N Mineral Belt Line that went from Gadsden, AL down through Annistion, Talladega, Sylacauga and then swung West over to...
  10. Sylacauga Interchange

    Sylacauga Interchange

    This set of 3 varied motors on the Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY) is seen after shoving a string of NS interchange cars into a stub-end siding in Sylacauga, Alabama. The EARY is a short line railroad based in Sylacauga and interchanges with NS here and CSX up the way in Talladega, Alabama. The...
  11. Carolina Piedmont Railroad

    Carolina Piedmont Railroad

    Cresting the grade out of Fountain Inn, SC a couple days before Christmas.
  12. Loading passengers at Courtenay

    Loading passengers at Courtenay

    After turning the seats, the conductor let us back on the train for the southbound trip.
  13. VIA 6135 at Nanaimo

    VIA 6135 at Nanaimo

    VIA 6135 trailing the 6133 at Nanaimo heading South to Victoria.
  14. Out the Window

    Out the Window

    Looking out the window towards the front of the train as we pass the remains of the Wellington Shops(now a car dealership) that was abandoned in 1955.
  15. Pulling into the Victoria Depot

    Pulling into the Victoria Depot

    VIA RDC's 6133 and 6135 pull up to the platform at the Victoria Depot. That's the Johnson St. Bridge in the background.
  16. Ready to Leave Victoria

    Ready to Leave Victoria

    VIA 6135 sitting in Victoria ready to leave at 0815.
  17. Southbound VIA train 198

    Southbound VIA train 198

    Psgr VIA6133S sits at Nanaimo while passengers grab food from the roach coach. This was the first revenue run for VIA 6133 in 2 years, it was being used as a parts source since the IRSI rebuilds showed up. It was last used in early 2003.
  18. Meeting a freight

    Meeting a freight

    Southbound VIA/E&N passenger train meets the northbound E&N Parksville Turn(Wk3809 on its OCS clearance)
  19. Otter Tail Valley Railroad  GP18

    Otter Tail Valley Railroad GP18

    OTVR 181 parked in front of the RailAmerica office in Fergus Falls, MN. One of two old stations still standing in town.
  20. Extra 3870 North

    Extra 3870 North

    First freight movement to the Victoria area since late 2001. Here the ENR GP38's are ready to head back to Nanaimo with a single flat car.



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