AlabamaRailfan.com Photo Galleries: The Decatur Area
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Norfolk Southern intermodal train 23N passes the signal at the east end of Decatur Siding with the Illinois Terminal heritage unit on the point!

File Size: 423 KBytes · Downloads: 781 · Uploaded: December 22,2014

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Norfolk Southern intermodal train 23N heads west toward Decatur Siding with the Illinois Terminal heritage unit on the point!

File Size: 473 KBytes · Downloads: 701 · Uploaded: December 22,2014

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Rails to nowhere. Found what was left of once busy industrial spur in Decatur, AL. As you can see in the background, trucks now carry the cargo these rails once saw.

File Size: 265 KBytes · Downloads: 677 · Uploaded: November 11,2014

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Another shot of the Norfolk Southern Penn Central heritage unit as it leads train 325 through Decatur, AL on a rainy, wet day!

File Size: 339 KBytes · Downloads: 690 · Uploaded: November 11,2014

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Southbound CSX train Q201-06 passed the Decatur HO control point before stopping at Oakworth Yard to meet a northbound train.

File Size: 250 KBytes · Downloads: 672 · Uploaded: November 07,2014

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After helping the crew of Q647-13 with a mechanical problem, train K809-13 gets under way from Oakworth Yard in Decatur, AL with a UP leader.

File Size: 271 KBytes · Downloads: 869 · Uploaded: March 20,2014

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After fixing a mechanical problem with the help of the crew from K809, train Q647 gets under way from Oakworth Yard in Decatur, AL with a CN leader.

File Size: 287 KBytes · Downloads: 823 · Uploaded: March 20,2014

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CSX trains K809-13 on the main (closest) and Q647-13 in the siding wait to head south after Q647's crew gets help with a problem from the mechanical desk.

File Size: 343 KBytes · Downloads: 869 · Uploaded: March 20,2014

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NS westbound 201 comes off the Tennessee River bridge in Decatur with a BNSF "GEVO" on the point.

File Size: 335 KBytes · Downloads: 1091 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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Westbound Norfolk Southern intermodal train 201 rolls off the Tennessee River draw-bridge in Decatur with BNSF power on the point.

File Size: 375 KBytes · Downloads: 1194 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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My trusty Yaesu VX-170 helps us know when the trains are coming!

File Size: 255 KBytes · Downloads: 1122 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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Another shot of southbound auto-rack train CSX Q235 coming off the Tennessee River bridge in Decatur.

File Size: 373 KBytes · Downloads: 1124 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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CSX southbound auto-rack train Q235 rolls off the Tennessee River draw-bridge in Decatur past a store of NS maintenance trucks.

File Size: 421 KBytes · Downloads: 1086 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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Our only northbound of the day was CSX Q502. The sun was not really in the right spot for this photo but you take what you can!

File Size: 486 KBytes · Downloads: 1082 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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Southbound CSX train Q519 rolls through the interlocking with NS as is passes under Alabama State Road 20. Notice the railings on either side made of old rail!

File Size: 546 KBytes · Downloads: 1090 · Uploaded: August 26,2013

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CSX Office Car Special (OSC) Passes through Decatur, AL with a pair of executive F40PH units on the point.

File Size: 322 KBytes · Downloads: 929 · Uploaded: August 19,2013

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CSX Office Car Special (OSC) Passes through Decatur, AL with a pair of executive F40PH units on the point.

File Size: 350 KBytes · Downloads: 855 · Uploaded: August 19,2013

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CSX Office Car Special (OSC) Passes through Decatur, AL. Here is the rear observation car.

File Size: 247 KBytes · Downloads: 1138 · Uploaded: August 19,2013

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While waiting on the NS Penn Central heritage unit, we caught this north bound CSX grain train rolling through the interlocking at Decatur, AL.

File Size: 311 KBytes · Downloads: 1020 · Uploaded: April 05,2013

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Norfolk Southern Heritage unit 1073, painted for the Penn Central, leads west-bound train 325 through Decatur, AL.

File Size: 527 KBytes · Downloads: 1181 · Uploaded: April 05,2013

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A wider-angle shot of the NS Penn Central heritage unit as it leads train 325 through Decatur, AL.

File Size: 438 KBytes · Downloads: 942 · Uploaded: April 05,2013

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Friends and fellow railfans John Higginson, Allyson Praytor, Terry Lovell and Edward Lovell watch as the Penn Central unit heads west! A little rain didn't keep us away! :)

File Size: 262 KBytes · Downloads: 1020 · Uploaded: April 05,2013

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First train of the day for 01/20/2013 is north bound CSX auto-rack train L282-19 shown here pulling in to Oakworth Yard awaiting permission to go north through the NS interlocking and over the Tennessee River.

File Size: 360 KBytes · Downloads: 943 · Uploaded: January 21,2013

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Southbound CSX train R208 rolls past the Morgan County Jail in the siding as L282 holds the main in Oakworth Yard.

File Size: 324 KBytes · Downloads: 1006 · Uploaded: January 21,2013

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Another bad sun shot shows NS local train A88 with a high hood SD40-2. A88 works industries east of Decatur including the Huntsville International Airport.

File Size: 336 KBytes · Downloads: 996 · Uploaded: January 21,2013

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