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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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