AlabamaRailfan.com Photo Galleries: The Decatur Area
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The sun was all in the wrong place for this shot but it was the best I could do for the location. This is NS intermodal train I2N rolling through the NS/CSX interlocking in Decatur.

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Between trains, I caught this shot of some idle power in the yard at Oakworth. These units are used for locals and yard jobs.

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Northbound CSX train Q502-20 crosses a small creek just south of Oakworth Yard in Decatur, AL with an ex-Conrail unit in the lead.

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Check out the red marker lights on the ex-Conrail lead unit on Q502 as they cross Moulton St on the way to the NS interlocking.

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The last train of the day Jan 20 was K820-17 shown here slowing down to stop at Oakworth Yard in Decatur to await permission to cross the Tennessee River.

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Wide angle shot of NS Office Car Special deadheading through Decatur on the way to Memphis.

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NS Office Car Special deadheading through Decatur on the way to Memphis.

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Westbound Norfolk Southern train 389 rolls across the drawbridge over the Tennessee River in Decatur, AL.

File Size: 302 KBytes · Downloads: 1578 · Uploaded: August 01,2012

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CSX intermodal train L025 rolls across the Norfolk Southern's drawbridge over the Tennessee River in Decatur, AL.

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CSX southbound general merchandise train, Q519, heads through the interlocking with the NS in Decatur, AL.

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CSX southbound loaded coal train, U100, heads through the interlocking with the NS in Decatur, AL.

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CSX southbound grain train, G594, heads through the interlocking with the NS in Decatur, AL.

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CSX auto-rack train Q235 rolls through the interlocking with the Norfolk Southern in Decatur, AL.

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CSX local train, M781, The Lewisburg (TN) Turn, waits for permission to head north across the Tennessee River with just two hoppers in tow today.

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Here is a close up of GP15-1 1562 in the consist of CSX local M781. This is only the second time I have seen a GP15 unit in this area!

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CSX local train M781 waits for clearance from the NS to head north through the interlocking in Decatur, AL.

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I really flubbed the focus on this shot of CSX train Q220 as it passed under the Gordon St overpass. Not sure if I shook the camera or a passing vehicle caused it. I sharpened it, but it could have been better.

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CSX train Q220's entire train is visible in this photo that also shows an overview of CSX's Oakworth Yard in Decatur, AL.

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CSX coal train T081 turns to head south after rolling through the interlocking with the NS in Decatur, AL.

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Southbound CSX train Q235 passes over a small creek just south of Oakworth Yard in Decatur, AL. The front of the lead unit blurred a little on this one I think because I had my shutter speed too slow.

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I didn't get to the crossing fast enough to get on the other side of NS intermodal train 201. It is shown here passing the East End of Decatur Siding signal.

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We caught this rare assortment of power in between duties in CSX's Oakworth Yard in Decatur, AL. Power includes a couple leased EMD units.

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After their mother/slug power died, the crew of 1st shift CSX yard job Y101, had to go back to Oakworth Yard, get GP38-2 2730 and go back out to the river branch to finish their switching duties.

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Norfolk Southern westbound empty coal train 735 rolls through the interlocking with CSX in Decatur, AL.

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A BNSF executive painted SD70MAC brings up the rear of Norfolk Southern westbound empty coal train 735.

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