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  1. Between The Switches

    Between The Switches

    NS 137 is holding the main line at Lipsy (Alabama) on the NS P-Line after meeting the opposing NS A45. Lipsy, seen here, and Hightower, located at the East end of the sideing, is located just West of Sylacauga, AL on the former Central of Georgia Columbus (GA)Division, Birmingham Sub. This...
  2. High Hood Forward

    High Hood Forward

    NS A45, seen here in a blurry shot, is passing the tail end of NS 137 at Lipsy on the NS P-Line between Sylacauga and Bon Air, AL. Westbound NS 137 held the main while Eastbound A45 took the siding, which is the norm on this line. This is the former Central of Georgia Columbus (GA) Division...
  3. Dynamics Screaming!

    Dynamics Screaming!

    NS Train 137 brakes hard coming down the West slope of the 5 mile long Trammells Hill as seen here at the 387.6 mile post. The second units dynamic brakes were howling trying to keep the tonnage under controle.
  4. The Long Walk

    The Long Walk

    The conductor of NS Train A45 has a long walk ahead of him to through a switch, as his train waits at "The Brickyard" signal at the foot of Trammells Hill in Sylacauga, AL. This location is at the East end of town on the former Central of Georgia Columbus (GA) Division, Birmingham Sub.
  5. 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.
  6. Heading Back In

    Heading Back In

    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.
  7. 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.
  8. Starting Up Trammells Hill

    Starting Up Trammells Hill

    NS Central of Georgia Train 334 begins the 6 mile climb up the 1.16% grade that is Trammells Hill after leaving downtown Sylacauga, AL on April 23, 2009. This long, steady grade regularly causes over-tonnage trains to stall, requiring the crews to double the train to the top of the hill. This...
  9. Pulling Trammells Hill

    Pulling Trammells Hill

    This eastbound NS train is seen on the NS P-Line pulling up Trammells Hill East of Sylacauga, AL.
  10. Waiting At The Crossing

    Waiting At The Crossing

    This Eastbound NS train pauses at the crossing of Hwy. 21 in front of the Blue Bell Creamer in Sylacauga, AL.
  11. 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...
  12. Eastern Alabama Railway

    Eastern Alabama Railway

    EARY Switching Job getting ready to work some lime plants in Sylacauga, Al.
  13. Eastern Alabama Railway

    Eastern Alabama Railway

    New England Central GP40'S 4048 & 4049 along with a red & grey painted GP40 are sitting at Sylacauga, Al. awaiting their next assignment on the Eastern Alabama Railway, which runs from Sylacauga to Talledega, Al. & interchanges with NS at Sylacauga & CSXT at Talledega.
  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. East Bound At The Brickyard

    East Bound At The Brickyard

    NS 334 passes the MP388.8 as it makes its way up the long grade of Trammalls Hill heading East toward Columbus, GA.
  18. East Bound At The Brickyard

    East Bound At The Brickyard

    Here is the East bound NS 334 rolling past what NS calls "The Brickyard" on the East end of Sylacauga, AL. The term "Brickyard" refers to what once was the Sylacauga Brick Manufactuing Plant that was in the location that now is occupied by Bama Budweiser. This location is the...
  19. Diamond Replacement

    Diamond Replacement

    Here are just four of many views of the diamond in Sylacauga, AL with the Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY). This diamond was put into place in 1981, so it's approaching 25 years old. Mickey Long looks on as Charles Gilliland cuts the two East rails.
  20. The Local Takes The Siding

    The Local Takes The Siding

    NS A48 prepares to take the Siding at King (Sylacauga) to be tied down until the A45 crew arrives to carry the train on into Irodale and E. Norris Yard.




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