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Passing the signal at Mignon on the West end of Sylacauga, AL, NS 137 runs on the heels of NS A45 that has just left out of town also. The spur in the foreground is a stubbed end spur that years back worked the Avondale Mills Box Plant. Originally, this spur was a connector track that was built...
NS daily local turn A45 leaves out from Sylacauga, AL headed West on the NS P-Line. Todays train is running long hood forward with the NS 3294. Built in June of 1978, this SD40-2 is now 32 years old and still looks spectacular!
NS 335, a Westbound Central of Georgia train, tops Trammells Hill as it readies for a meet with its counterpart, NS 334. It's a long 5+ mile, 1.16% descent down the hill into Sylacauga, AL from here for 335.
This Eastbound NS Train with the UP 8254 in the lead holds the main in Goodwater, AL as it meets at Eastbound train taking the siding. This is backwards from what normally happens. The spring switch is on the East end of the siding, meaning most meets are with Eastbound trains taking the siding...
A former Conrail motor, still in blue, the NS 8461 pulls a short train through the siding in Goodwater, AL for a meet with a Eastbound train. This is backwards from what normally happens. The spring switch is on the East end of the siding, meaning most meets are with Eastbound trains taking the...
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).
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.
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...
NS 75K, an empty coal train, has just left the NS N-Line and is seen here on the P-Line heading West in Childersburg, AL. This train works the Alabama Power Gaston Steam Plant in Wilsonville, AL. It accesses the plant via the P-Line by using the NS P-Line N-Line connector track in Childersburg.
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