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Date: 05/13/19 04:59
A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: NSSpike

NS Alabama East End District

Due to the derailment of an east bound loaded coal train east of Huntsville Alabama earlier in the week on the Memphis East District several detours of Memphis traffic made the run on the Alabama East End district Via Birmingham. 

#1. A quick trip from the house up to Temple netted one of the detoured trains NS 23N (ATLANTA, GA – MEMPHIS, TN) west bound digging into the curve on the main at CP Taylor MP 675.5 with an all time railfan favorite NS #8099 Southern unit. 

#2. Holding the main line at the “People Pleaser” NS 23N waits for Anniston / Bremen Turn to complete their work at the Bremen Storage tracks. Note: the “People Pleaser” is a convenience store on US78 and Florida Ave and is is the name most often used as the stopping point for west bound trains. 

#3. With A46 having completed their work 23N heads west at CP Bremen in the late afternoon sun.  

Thanks for stopping by and always be safe when out track side!!!

Phil Maton
Villa Rica, GA








Date: 05/13/19 06:49
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: ns1000

Yeah....its a friend of mine's favorite HU...

Nice angle with Pic 1!!

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Date: 05/13/19 07:07
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: srman

Great catch there Phil of one of my two favorites. The other being the S&A.



Date: 05/13/19 10:04
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: mully

Good shots. Looks clean. I also like that one and the S&A

Gary

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Date: 05/13/19 11:05
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: CSX602

Nice shots!
That's the fancy dress Southern unit...   The S&A is the Tuxedo...



Date: 05/13/19 15:21
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: bobk

Great shots!



Date: 05/13/19 16:57
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: march_hare

Nice catch with the green containers behind the green lead unit. Looks good!



Date: 05/13/19 17:33
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: CCMF

One of the best of the bunch, but I'll raise you a WABASH.

Bill Miller
Galt, ON



Date: 05/13/19 18:48
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: PRR_4859

Great shots. Not sure why NS doesn't send more traffic to Memphis that way and avoid the CSXT trackage rights from Chattanooga, TN to Stevenson, AL. If the speeds were raised west of Birmingham, it seems like this route would be faster.



Date: 05/14/19 06:10
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: Forever-Railfan-45

Holy fecal matter Phil ! And the sun even cooperated too. They are switching out the plows on our state plow trucks with sponges up here in Ohio; seventeen inches of rain since January.

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Date: 05/16/19 07:52
Re: A Rail Fans Favorite Heritage Unit
Author: SCKP187

Neat shots.  Wish I could see that one in person---seems like it has only been here in Oklahoma in darkness.
Brian Stevens



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