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  1. Waiting At The Office

    Waiting At The Office

    The EARY's (Eastern Alabama Railway) complete lineup is seen sitting quietly at the "office" on a Saturday in Sylacauga, AL.
  2. Pulling Out Of The Marble Lead

    Pulling Out Of The Marble Lead

    This EARY train is seen pulling up the grade on the Marble Lead coming out of the Imery's Marble Quarry at Gantt's Jct in Sylacauga, AL.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. New EARY Motors

    New EARY Motors

    Here is a shot of a couple of new motors on the EARY (Eastern Alabama Railway) in Sylacauga, AL. On the point is the new to them North Carolina & Virginia Railroad 1326, a GP7u buillt as the ATSF 2793 in 1952. Next in line is the Alabama & Gulf Coast 4005, a GP40 built as the MKT 200...
  13. Eastern Alabama Railway

    Eastern Alabama Railway

    EARY Switching Job getting ready to work some lime plants in Sylacauga, Al.
  14. Business Is Booming For The EARY

    Business Is Booming For The EARY

    This shot shows the two pits being built that the splip spurs will go over to dump whatever it is that will be delieved to the new plastics plant in Sylacauga, AL. I have no idea yet what will be delived, but the plant will produce sun visor, plastic tubing, and something else that I can't...
  15. Business Is Booming For The EARY

    Business Is Booming For The EARY

    This shot shows the rebuilt portion of the original spur into the marble quarry. The line was relayed across the road and into the production facility. The line behind me was left intact for car storage.
  16. Business Is Booming For The EARY

    Business Is Booming For The EARY

    Here is a shot of the yet unfinished Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY) spur going into a new plastics facility just off of the Sylacauga-Fayetteville Road. The EARY had pulled up the spur a couple of years ago that used to go into the marble quarry. Now it has been relayed.
  17. Gone But Not Forgotten

    Gone But Not Forgotten

    Seen on the day they got delivered to the Eastern Alabama Railway on Feb. 10, 2003, these two GP30M's are seen resting quieltly in the EARY yard. The two motors came from the EARY's sister railroad, the Alabama Gulf Coast Railroad. The two motors didn't last very long, as they were sold to a...




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