Photos donated by Richard Musgrove:
rmusgrove_1249860080.jpg

A close up view of the precast blocks on Q-606-09. (08-09-2009)

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 172 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_107.jpg

While on a visit to Flomaton Yard, I found this Chessie System locomotive sitting on the engine track. It looks like it has been rode hard and put up wet.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 190 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_116.jpg

The last car of the CSX Office Car Special had a large picture window on the end of the car. Several people were sitting and watching the sights when I snapped this photo. I would love to know who was waving from the back of the car.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 167 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_100.jpg

The CSX Office Car Train southbound on the M & M Sub heading for Mobile,Ala.passes the signals at N Canoe siding.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 173 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_112.jpg

Two Miss. Export engines are part of a consist used to bring a coal train to the McDuffie Island Coal Terminal down the old IC track.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 122 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_122.jpg

Two FNM locomotives sit on the Rail Ferry lead track. I never knew if these engines were coming from or going to Mexico. They look ed to be in rough shape.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 154 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_139.jpg

A tank car used to teach people how all the different hatches work on many different types of tank cars was waiting in the yard in Pensacola's CSX Goulding Yard.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 98 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_148.jpg

A shipment of Narrow Gauge Gondola Cars being loaded on a Freighter at the Port of Pensacola.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 123 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_38.jpg

Narrow Gauge Gondola Cars heading for a mine in Chile are loaded on to a ship at the Port of Pensacola, FL.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 155 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_141.jpg

The Alabama State Docks 's Terminal Railroad switcher got some help moving a long cut of car from this BNSF engine.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 130 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_193.jpg

Two coal cars side swiped each other when the roadbed sank under one car at the yard at the McDuffie Island Coal terminal.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 113 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_29.jpg

The Choctaw Point Rail Ferry Dock awaits one of the two rail ferries which carry cars from Mobile, Ala. to Coatzacoalcos, Mex.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 123 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_10.jpg

The Central Gulf Railway's rail ferry , BALI SEA, is loading box cars for the trip to the port in Mexico.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 152 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_119.jpg

Looking into the deck area of the BALI SEA as the rail cars are loaded for trip to Coatzacoalcos, Mex.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 98 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_192.jpg

The rail ferry ,BALI SEA, at the dock in Choctaw Point, Mobile, Ala. 1-25-01

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 174 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_138.jpg

Here is a photo of the two boxcars on the site of the Foley Depot Museum in late May of 1999.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 154 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_154.jpg

The boxcar is placed on the flatbed truck ready to be chained down for the trip to Foley, AL.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 144 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_169.jpg

I stopped by the CSX Sibert Yard area and found two Terminal Railroad engines moving a couple of High/Wides loads near the south end of the Mobile Siding.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 107 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090124_101.jpg

On a trip to the Miss. Gulf Coast at Gulfport,I saw these two Midsouth locomotives parked in the old KCS yard.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 145 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249010724.jpg

Q-605 southbound from the Flomaton Hold Out on the CSX M & M Sub.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 302 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249859926.jpg

Large Precast Concrete Blocks ;three per car. They may be hollow since three can ride on one flat car.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 225 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249859715.jpg

Northbound Q-606-09 at the Flomaton Hold Out (MP 605.2)has 10 flat cars of large precast concrete blocks. One of the train men said the blocks were going to FL.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 197 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249859250.jpg

Q-614 has a high/wide load on Track # 2 as Q-617 rolls south on Track #1 at MP 605.2, the Flomaton Hold Out.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 225 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249858994.jpg

Q-617 passes the Flomaton Hold Out from the north on Track # 1 at 11:13 AM.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 266 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249858733.jpg

Q-614 approaches the Flomaton Hold Out from the south on track # 2 at 11:13 AM on 8-9-09.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 251 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249013927.jpg

Q-572 had two high/wide loads as the train climbed the grade at Bay Minette,7-30-09.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 270 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249013707.jpg

Q-572 is about to" knock down" the green signal at S Bay Minette on the CSX M & M Sub.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 270 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249013377.jpg

Q-145 with orange juice cars passes through Atmore 7-30-09.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 281 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249013166.jpg

A close up view of CSX 2248.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 176 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249012930.jpg

The 4th engine on Q-605 was a Road Slug CSX 2248.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 184 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249012657.jpg

Q-605 passes the Atmore Amtrak Station.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 261 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249012322.jpg

A green signal awaits Q-605 at Atmore while a Signal man works in the Signal Cabnet.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 341 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249011840.jpg

A high green at the Atmore Signal on CSX M & M Sub.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 336 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249011369.jpg

FEC 717 backing into the siding in AGR's Atmore Yard.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 265 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249011055.jpg

FEC 717 arrives at the AGR Yard in Atmore with Howard as Engineer.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 357 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_1249010497.jpg

Q-605 at MP 605.2, the Flomaton Hold Out on 7-30-09.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 312 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_66.jpg

One of the boxcars being hoisted into the air by two cranes about to be set on the flat bed truck to be taken to Foley for display at the museum.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 136 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_122.jpg

One of two boxcars donated to the Foley Depot Museum at the Alabama State Docks.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 156 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_139.jpg

Foley Depot Museum is housed in the former L & N Depot. The City of Foley remodeled the building and wanted a display train on the site. The Alabama State Docks donated two boxcars to the city. The city had to pay to move the cars from Mobile to Foley. The cars were moved by flat bed trucks on 5-23-99.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 161 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090101_45.jpg

These two cars were on the auction block at the Steam Shop Sale. One was marked as the Santa Claus Express. That car must have been part of the Santa Train that ran up in East Tn.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 154 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090101_108.jpg

This ex L & N Steam Tender was for sale by NS at the Steam Shop auction. I hope someone bought it and restored it.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 83 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090101_51.jpg

This is one of the two Wreck Cranes to be sold at the auction. This one had NS reporting marks on it.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 69 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090101_1.jpg

This (Crescent Moon) is one of the Passenger cars that NS auction off in Feb. 1995 at the Steam Shop Sale.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 97 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_67.jpg

Some of the items to be auctioned off at Norris Yard during the sale of the Steam Shop were Track Speeders and several cabooses.It was a cold rainy days; I do not think Mother Nature was happy about the auction. The end of a great program.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 137 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_101.jpg

When NS auctioned off the Steam Shops at Norris Yard, the 1218 was in the shop for repairs. This photo was taken Feb. 1995 just before the auction started.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 108 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_163.jpg

The Spacer Car from the Rail Ferry was scrapped and all that was left were the wheels and trucks. This photo was probably taken in 1995.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 224 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_4.jpg

A photo of the deck of the Rail Ferry Barge showing date it was built. Hull No. 502 Built BY Ala. Dry Dock & Ship Building Co. Mobile, Ala. 1953 A bit of Mobile Railroad History.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 158 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_16.jpg

A photo of the barge used by the Ala. State Docks to ferry rail cars from the Mobile Docks site to Blakely Island across the Mobile River. The rails were rusty and the BN switch engine was gone. It did not look like any cars had been moved in a while. 11-4-94

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 137 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_14.jpg

This Pulpwood car was used as a spacer car to move cars on and off the ferry and kept the switch engine on solid ground. This photo was taken on 11-4-94. Some of the rails were missing and I think the ferry service had ended.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 179 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_194.jpg

When the AGR had a problem with a bridge between Pensacola and Atmore, they got permission to run a detour train on CSX rails from Pensacola to the AGR switch in Atmore.The train is about to leave CSX and get back on home rails.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 127 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081229_182.jpg

Amtrak's Sunset Limited eases around the curve at Flomaton Yard about to leave the CSX M & M Sub and start northbound down the PD Sub.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 203 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081101_98.jpg

Here is the AL State Docks Rail Ferry. This photo was taken in 1994.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 97 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081101_28.jpg

Alabama State Docks switch engine on Blakely Island in Baldwin County. This engine was used to move rail cars on and off the car ferry that traveled across the river to Mobile.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 109 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081101_171.jpg

Close up of the old L & N coaling tower at Flomaton.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 34 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090101_153.jpg

Here is the front and rear view of the Central of Georgia Freight House in Eufaula, AL or it might be in Dothan. We visited both towns on that trip.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 131 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_199.jpg

While searching for the site of the Southern Railway Railway Fuel Company mine in Parrish, Ala, I saw the house address shown here. I thought I was close to the old mine my grandfather had told me about. He was a coal inspector for the Southern Railway and said he had visited the mine many times. The address is 255 Railway Fuel Road.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 192 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_103.jpg

Claire and I stopped at the NS Parrish Depot Office; I asked the man behind the counter if he knew where the Railway Fuel Co. mine had been. He said right up the hill past the parking lot. We found some concrete stairs. I am guessing this was where the tipple was that loaded the coal into the rail cars.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 219 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_116.jpg

This is a second view of the derailment in the CSX yard in Pensacola, FL

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 146 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090120_110.jpg

9-28-99 While passing by the CSX Goulding Yard in Pensacola, FL we saw a small derailment on one of the yard tracks.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 154 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_42.jpg

A Chicago Northwestern Locomotive # 7815 is ready to go north from CSX Goulding Yard in Pensacola, FL.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 138 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_41.jpg

In Dec. 1999 a Wis. Cent. engine was being used in a Local train. Here the train is returning to Goulding Yard in Pensacola.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 176 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_121.jpg

Here is a set of all Western engines on a CSX train in Pensacola's Goulding Yard. First the Cotton Belt 9696, Southern Pacific 7861, Union Pacific 3368 and finally Southern Pacific 7870. This was in 12-1999.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 116 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_3.jpg

Here is a close up photo of the LRCX 9519's cowboy logo.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 163 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_194.jpg

LRCX 9519 engine with cowboy and horse logo under engineer's window. The engine was sitting in Mobile, AL's Sibert Yard. Sibert Tower is in the right edge of the picture.This picture was taken 11-12-99 and I do not know if the engine is still around.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 152 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_144.jpg

Around April 10, 1999; the American Orient Express came through Atmore, AL. The train was on the way from New Orleans to Washington DC.A very nice looking train.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 110 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_154.jpg

A fancy Pullman type car was also in the train. This car was GEORGIA 300.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 79 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_65.jpg

We went up a semi paved road behind the NS Depot at Parrish, AL and found a building that appears to be the Railway Fuel Company mine office. This would be where the mine time keepers would be also.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 235 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_195.jpg

Beyond the office of the Railway Fuel Company, was a white concrete building with steel doors. I think this was the powder house where the miners picked the dynamite used to break the coal in the mine.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 180 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_188.jpg

Between the Mine Office and the Powder House was a large concrete pipe. An article in the Parrish newspaper from the 1920's said the Railway Fuel Company supplied the Town of Parrish with clean water. This pipe may be part of the water system that moved water from the mine to the town.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 216 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_153.jpg

Amtrak and the US Post Office run a special train in 1999. It stopped at Atmore, AL and people were allowed to walk through the train.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 143 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_43.jpg

The Amtrak engines which pulled the Post Office train was repainted yellow and stamps were painted on the front and sides.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 108 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20090119_19.jpg

The Post Office Special had a old time RPO (Railway Post Office ) car in the train. These cars were used as post offices on wheels back when the mail was moved by trains.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 120 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081031_174.jpg

The old L & N coaling tower in Flomaton Yard.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 42 KBytes · Uploaded: October 21,2001

rmusgrove_20081231_146.jpg

Alabama State Docks would move cars across the Mobile River on this Rail Car Ferry to Blakeley Island. I think this would have been a neat move to capture on movie film.

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 85 KBytes · Uploaded:

rmusgrove_20081031_132.jpg

L & N coaling tower at Flomaton, AL,

Photo by Richard Musgrove · File Size: 39 KBytes · Uploaded:

                            

All content ©1999-2017 John D. Peterson/AlabamaRailfan.com unless noted. These pages are in no way affiliated with any railroad or other company mentioned in these pages. This information is provided for entertainment purposes only.