Photos donated by James Simms:
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NS 191 struggles up grade at the Pelham Loop Road crossing. Ran this one down from UA campus to near Five Points East.

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A NS employee waits for AMTRAK 19 to pass Tuscaloosa siding so A37 can switch TAMKO.

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A37 pulls out from one track at TAMKO in order to switch another.

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A37 pulls out a cut of cars from TAMKO. On the left are the cars A37 delivered to TAMKO earlier.

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A3y7 backs the cars from the previous shot onto another sidetrack at TAMKO.

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Motive power resting at the Mercedes Benz yard in Vance, AL

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ABS from Birmingham pulls into Tuscaloosa. This location is the 12th Avenue crossing; in the background is UA's Maintenance/Facilities area.

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AMTRAK 20 running 2 hours late, probably due to bad weather in Mississippi. In the foreground is 12th Avenue and 20 is ducking underneath the 15th Street overpass.

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Better shot of previous photo. On the right of the trees and telephone pole, is the ABS line to Nucor Steel and Birmingham.

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ABS local (?) heading into the Tuscaloosa yard. Photo taken from 17th Street across Bama Concrete. In the foreground is NS AGS line; to the left about a 1/4 mile is the NS / AMTRAK station

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BNSF power that had been in the area for a coupla days.

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NS MOW train leaving Bryant siding heading NB after a SB passes.

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NS 67J "Coal Ash train" SB at Tuscaloosa siding

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The ABS local then begins to back down towards their yard. Overheard on the scanner, "Get ready to have your picture taken by that railroad nut !!"

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The ABS local then picks up cars delivered by NS

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NS 225 WB at 32nd Street crossing/Tuscaloosa siding.

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AMTRAK 20 crossing the ABS/KCS interlock

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AMTRAK 514

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AMTRAK 19 passing SB through the ABS/KCS interlock, about 20-30 minutes after 20 passed NB. The meet between 19/20 was at Fleming

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The location is at the buttermilk Road crossing looking West. Don't have a train number, but it has crested the grade located around Five Points East and is now moving downhill at around 40-50 mph.

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When the train hits this point, all one can do is hope and pray the rails, spikes, and ties hold together.

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"Artsy shot" w/ the sun reflecting off the rolls of steel.

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ABS local crossing the NS just South of the Tuscaloosa AMTRAK and NS station.

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A56 (as I heard it on the scanner) heading SB onto to the Tuscaloosa siding. It will pull all the way to the very end at Crabtree; to make room for......

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I didn't catch the train number, buty it has six engines w/ a very colorful ex-CR thyat will return in two days to serve as A37's power.

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A56 and the unknown NS SB are on the Tuscaloosa siding for a meet with NS 314

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The ABS local delivers a cut of cars for NS at the ABS/KCS interlocking.

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Unknown SB NS parts the Fall foilage located at the Leeds Depot

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