Railfanning Cities in the Nearby Area

Sometimes there are railfanning hot-spots just outside the borders of Alabama! This page is dedicated to those locations "just a bit outside of 'Bama"!

If you know of an area that should be included in this list, please drop me an email!

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Missed the front end but caught the pusher working hard on the back of east bound coal train 734. This is near Oldham, just across the AL/MS state lines.

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Our first of only two trains on our trip to Cowan, TN, 01/29/2011, was south bound Q237 shown here at Sherwood, TN after dropping down the grade over the Cumberland Mountain.

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After the Cowan pushers couple to the rear, this south bound freight blasts through downtown Cowan, TN on its way towards the tunnel in the Cumberland Mountain. Note, the all EMD power on the point of this train!

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The pushers shove hard on the rear of the south bound train as the attack the grade up the Cumberland Mountain.

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After assisting a south bound freight over the Cumberland Mountain, the pushers return to the small yard in Cowan, TN. Today's power for the pusher set is an AC4400 and an ES44AC.

File Size: 364 KBytes · Downloads: 1442 · Uploaded: February 02,2011

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This is the nice looking depot in Tullahoma, TN, which appears to be used by CSX crews. The power for the Tullahoma switcher, a lone GP38-2 idles outside the depot.

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Here is another shot of the power for the Tullahoma switcher, a CSX GP38-2.

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A night shot of the L&N caboose #100 outside the nicely restored station in Etowah, TN.

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The night before heading out on the Hiwassee River Rails Adventure train, I grabbed this night shot of the station in Etowah, TN.

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Here is our train today for the Hiwassee River Rails Adventure as seen in Etowah, TN.

File Size: 448 KBytes · Downloads: 2153 · Uploaded: October 14,2008

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The power for our Hiwassee River Rails Adventure train runs around the train just north of Copperhill, TN.

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After running around our train, the power for the Hiwassee River Rails Adventure train couples up and prepares to shove the train the rest of the way in to Copperhill, TN.

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When we arrived in Copperhill, TN, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway train was in town, having come up from the south.

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Here is a close up of the GNRR power on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway train in Copperhill, TN.

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Riders file off the Hiwassee River Rails Adventure train in Copperhill, TN.

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A southbound CSX freight gets a push from the Cowan Pusher crew to get over the Cumberland Mountains. They begin the attack on the grade in downtown Cowan, TN!

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NS intermodal train 92G blasts along the causeway through Nickajack Lake on the CSX Chattanooga Sub. The crew really had this puppy in the wind!

Video Clip - File Size: 8662 KBytes · Downloads: 3084 · Uploaded: October 01,2008

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Summer in the South! Listen to those dry flies almost drowning out CSX work train W071-17 as seen here between Anderson, TN and Stevenson, AL.

Video Clip - File Size: 8881 KBytes · Downloads: 3796 · Uploaded: September 30,2007

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Northbound CSX train Q584-18 heads towards the Cumberland Mountain and is shown here between Sherwood and Tantallon on double track.

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CSX southbound Q125 rolls in to Cowan, TN. The Cowan pusher, M298, then couples to the rear of Q125 to assist them over Cumberland Mountain.

Video Clip - File Size: 13872 KBytes · Downloads: 4144 · Uploaded: September 30,2007

                            


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