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  1. Heading North At Woodlawn Jct.

    Heading North At Woodlawn Jct.

    This NS train is seen at Woodlawn Jct. in Birmingham, AL.
  2. Crossing Over At  27th Street

    Crossing Over At 27th Street

    This NS train, after waiting at 2nd Ave. for the MoW to clear up, proceeds through the 27th Street interlock and approached 32nd Street in Birmingham, AL.
  3. Stretched Out In Birmingham

    Stretched Out In Birmingham

    A Birmingham Southern Railroad train is seen stretched out of their yard in Ensley (Birmingham), Alabama on a very warm August morning.
  4. Waiting At Winburn

    Waiting At Winburn

    This Eastbound CofGa train is waiting at Winburn in Shelby County, AL for a couple of Westbounds to pass.
  5. Crossing  The East End

    Crossing The East End

    This Westbound CofGa, NS train is seen on the trestle crossing US 78 and the NS Eastend Division in Leeds, AL on its way toward Norris Yard in Irondale.
  6. High/Wide Move Through Leeds

    High/Wide Move Through Leeds

    This generator was seen moving Westbound (inbound) towards Birmingham as it passed through Leeds, AL on the NS East End Division.
  7. SHOVING!!

    SHOVING!!

    These two pushers are blowing hard as they pass through Leeds, AL on the end of a East bound stack train on the NS East End Division.
  8. East Bound Stack Train

    East Bound Stack Train

    A train on the NS East End Division passes through Leeds, AL on its way to Atlanta, GA.
  9. East End Train Through Leeds, AL

    East End Train Through Leeds, AL

    An East bound NS train on the East End Division rolls past the Southern Railway Depot in Leeds, AL heading outbound from Birmingham.
  10. 27th Street, Birmingham, AL

    27th Street, Birmingham, AL

    A Southbound CSX train has just left Boyles Yard and is seen here crossing over the NS line at the 27th Street Interlock just East of downtown Birmingham, AL. The bridge is the 1st Ave. bridge heading East out of town (to the left).
  11. North Towards Norris

    North Towards Norris

    A northbound train crosses 32nd Street as it heads away from downtown Birmingham and moves towards Norris Yard in Irondale, AL. Sloss Furnace is seen behind the train in this photo.
  12. Waiting Patiently

    Waiting Patiently

    This train is slowly rolling to a stop as it nears the 32nd Street crossing; waiting for a couple of other trains to clear the way before preceeding.
  13. Passing Sloss

    Passing Sloss

    The NS local has just crossed over 32nd Street and is now passing historic Sloss Furnace just before diverging at the 27th Street Interlock. This train would turn North onto the former Southern line where Terminal Station once stood.
  14. Approaching 32nd Street

    Approaching 32nd Street

    This NS local train heads south on towards 32nd Street in Birmingham, AL. 32nd Steet is known as one of the best Hot Spots in the state for viewing trains.
  15. Local Headed South

    Local Headed South

    This NS local train rolls downhill towards Birmingham in this extreme zoom shot from 32nd Street. The bridge support is for the 35th Steet Bridge, 0.27 miles away. The grade crossing where the train is located is the 41st Street crossing, 0.81 miles away. The second grade crossing you see is the...
  16. The view west

    The view west

    It is either the start to or the end of a long day for the crew of CSX 8863. Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. bridge, Birmingham, AL. November 7, 2009
  17. The CSX Local

    The CSX Local

    A CSX local train is seen in downtown Birmingham, AL.
  18. NS Approaching New Signals

    NS Approaching New Signals

    This NS train led by three Union Pacific motors approaches the new signals still sheathed in plastic at 27th Street Interlock in downtown Birmingham, AL.
  19. Massive MofW Train

    Massive MofW Train

    This unbelievably large NS MofW train is seen waiting in downtown Birmingham, AL for Northbound CSX traffic to cross. This train later headed onto Mobile, AL.
  20. Passing The MofW

    Passing The MofW

    A massive NS MofW train waits patiently for a Northbound CSX train with three BNSF engines leading in downtown Birmingham, AL.




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