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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.
NS Train 335 crosses Huckleberry Road about half-way down the 5 mile long Trammells Hill headed into Sylacauga, AL. This is a favorite shot of the photographers for both East and West bound trains. This location is on the NS P-Line in Talladega County, AL.
NS Train 335 is seen descending the 5 mile long 1.16% grade known as Trammells Hill heading West as it comes up on Trammells Road where the photographer is standing. You might can notice the visual descent of the box cars compared to the locomotive in this shot. This is no illusion. This is on...
NS 335 Arrives at the top of Trammells Hill in Talladega County, Alabama on the NS P-Line. It now has to travel a steady downhill 1.16%, 5 mile grade into Sylacauga, AL at the bottom of the hill. Dynamic brakes are a must have option on this grade.
This is a shot of the West end of Trammells on the NS Central of Georgia P-Line in Talladega County. This is East of Sylacauga and just West of Hollins. This is the crest of the long, East bound 1.16%, 5 mile long grade out of Sylacauga. CTC begins/ends here to the West and Track Authorities...
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.
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.
These two sign, seen at Trammells, AL on the NS P-Line between Birmingham, AL and Columbus, GA, shows the end of the CTC from the West and the begining of TWC from the East. Actually, that's not correct. This line is now ruled by Track Authorities, not Track Warrents.
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...
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