AlabamaRailfan.com Site News for Thursday, October 23, 2014:

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  Welcome!

Welcome, fellow railfans, to AlabamaRailfan.com! The state of Alabama boasts some great railfanning opportunities, from mountainous railroading to urban switching operations to gulf ports! Alabama is host to five Class I railroads: the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad, the Illinois Central Railroad, the Kansas City Southern Railway and the two biggest players in Alabama, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Corporation.

But don't let those big name railroads fool you, Alabama is also packed with lots of shortline and industrial railroading action. There are well over fifteen shortline railroads and dozens of industrial railroad operations in Alabama!

How about passenger service? Alabama has you covered there also with the Amtrak Crescent, which makes daily trips through Anniston, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa! The Sunset Limited made tri-weekly trips through Atmore and Mobile, Alabama until hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. As of 2008, the Sunset Limited only traveled as far east as New Orleans. Hopefully, the Sunset will eventually make trips through Alabama again.

Alabama also has a wealth of railroad related museums and displays. There are at least two museums with running trains and a number of displays and historical sites around the state for you to enjoy!

Check out the following email lists for more information:
Discussing all aspects of railroading in Alabama. We cover anything and everything here, so don't hesitate to post what ever you have: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alrails/
The SERails list has many members and you can almost always find someone with good info! This list covers the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. You can join the SERails List by visiting http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/serails/.

I hope you enjoy your visit to AlabamaRailfan.com! Even if you are not from the area, I hope you can find something here of interest! Thank you for stopping by and come back again soon!
-- john, AlabamaRailfan.com Webmaster

  Photo of the Day for Thursday, October 23, 2014:
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It's late afternoon as the crew of Norfolk Southern local freight A85 cruises across highway 20 with a lone SD40-2. This location is on the Madison branch line.

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