Photo Galleries: The Athens/Ardmore Area

Southbound CSX intermodal train Q025 blasts through the high/wide defect detector in Tanner, AL at the MP299.8.

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Northbound CSX train Q518 sits idle after its crew went "on the law" in the siding at Carey between Athens and Ardmore, AL. This shot was back-lit but I tried to correct it as best I could.

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Southbound CSX autorack train Q235 rolls through Ardmore as it crosses over the state lines between Tennessee and Alabama.

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This nicely restored station in Elkmont, Al is now used as a community center. It lies along the ex-L"N/Nashville and Decatur railroad. The roadbed is now a trail suitable for walking or horseback riding.

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This overview shot of the station at Elkmont, AL shows the roadbed of the ex-L"N. The roadbed is now a walking or horseback riding trail.

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Also on display at the Elkmont, AL railroad station is this privately owned caboose, which appears to be of Seaboard Coast Line heritage.

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With an HLCX leaser on the point, CSX Q578 north strolls past what is left of the interlocking tower than once stood watch over the connections of the N&D and S&NA North subdivisions.

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Northbound CSX coal train T110 passes the 284 milepost where construction was in progress on a new siding at Carey. The siding was completed in April 2007.

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A south bound CSX grain train blasts past the new (as of April 2007) siding at Carey between Athens and Ardmore, AL.

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CSX Q282 rolls through corn fields towards Nashville, TN on the S&NA North Subdivision. This is just north of the new (as of 4-2007) siding at Carey between Athens and Ardmore, AL.

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CSX intermodal train Q127 heads south through downtown Athens, AL.

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A northbound CSX freight with a C40-8 on the point heads through downtown Athens, AL.

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This CSX GP40-2 was used as power on maintenance of way train M042. It is shown tied down here on the old N&D Line in Athens, AL.

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Considered an SD20-2 by CSX, this rebuilt SD35 awaits the call to be used on a maintenance of way train out of Athens. To my knowledge, all of the units of this model have since be retired by CSX.

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The local from Decatur, AL to Lewisburg, TN, CSX M781, is seen here headed north through downtown Athens, AL.

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South bound CSX intermodal train R125 rolls past the nicely restored station turned furniture store and photography studio in Athens, AL.

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The interlocking tower watching over a once major junction still stands in Athens, AL. The windows are boarded up, but it is still in good shape. A south bound CSX freight slides by on the main.

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On October, 26, 1998, The GOP Victory Express Train rolls out of Athens on a statewide trip supporting Governor Fob James, who was running for re-election. Here the train is seen 10-25-98 in Athens with a clean GP40-2 on the point.

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A north bound CSX freight, holding the siding in Ardmore, Al, waits for the passage of a south bound intermodal train.

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A north bound CSX work train carrying welded rail heads towards Athens, AL.

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Here is a shot of the GOP Victory Express Train in Athens, AL showing a few of the CSX business cars. Consequently, the GOP Victory Express Train did not help Gov. James, as he lost his bid for re-election.

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A southbound CSX unit grain train heads through the defect detector at Tanner, AL, south of Athens. The high and wide defect detector is positioned so as to catch any oversize loads before crossing the Tennessee river.

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A north bound freight eases from the siding to the main at North Athens after meeting a south bound.

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R120, a north bound CSX intermodal train, is seen here running past the old L&N freight depot in Athens, AL. The depot was purchased by Limestone county and will be rented to The Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives.

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A south bound CSX intermodal train heads into Ardmore on the Tennessee side of town.

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