Railfanning The Atmore/Flomaton Area

While neither Atmore nor Flomaton are very large towns, they both could certainly be considered a hot bed of rail activity! Both towns lie on CSX's Montgomery, AL to Mobile, AL main line. Flomaton is also a subdivision point where the line south to Pensacola, FL joins the Alabama line.

Besides the usual CSX traffic, heavy in intermodal and coal trains, the area also features two Alabama shortlines. The Alabama Railroad operates from Corduroy, AL to Flomaton to interchage with CSX. I have not been able to photograph the Alabama Railroad yet, but you can find a photo on Ken Roble's page in the Visitor's Photos section of the site. The other shortline featured in the area is the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, which operates a 141 mile ex-BNSF line from Kimbrough, AL to Pensacola, FL. A really neat feature in Atmore is the A&GC's overpass over the CSX main line, which makes for some neat photo opportunities. I only have a few photos currently of the A&GC Railway and you can find them on the Shortlines/Industrials page. Tim Strength's page in the Visitor's Photos section features more photos from the Atmore area.

  Useful Scanner Frequencies for The Atmore/Flomaton Area

AAR Channel 84 - 161.370 CSX Road
AAR Channel 94 - 161.520 CSX Dispatcher
AAR Channel 77 - 161.265 CSX PBX
AAR Channel 15 - 160.335 Alabama & Gulf Coast Dispatcher to train
AAR Channel 82 - 161.340 Alabama & Gulf Coast Train to dispatcher
AAR Channel 30 - 160.560 Alabama & Gulf Coast: Cantonment switcher
For a full list of AAR Channels, see the Railfan Scanner Tips Page

  Latest Additions to The Atmore/Flomaton Area Photo Gallery
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This LRC C30-7 was spotted in a north bound CSX freight that had apparently gone "on the law" in the siding at Nokomis, just south of Atmore, AL. The crew had broken the train up in order to clear crossings before going off duty.

File Size: 142 KBytes · Downloads: 3896 · Uploaded: May 11,2008

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A northbound CSX train turns east from the M&M Subdivision on to the PD Subdivision for the trip to Pensacola, FL and points beyond. The M&M Sub trackage is shown on the left hand side.

File Size: 379 KBytes · Downloads: 1910 · Uploaded: September 28,2007

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A northbound CSX grain train blasts through Perdido, AL west of Atmore. This was taken near the intersection of Highway 31 and James Rd. This is one of my favorite shots from vacation 2007.

File Size: 515 KBytes · Downloads: 1922 · Uploaded: September 28,2007

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Northbound CSX train R614-21 heads past Nokomis, just south of Atmore, AL.

File Size: 383 KBytes · Downloads: 1831 · Uploaded: August 26,2007

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A northbound CSX intermodal train with Union Pacific power ducks under the Alabama and Gulf Coast overpass in Atmore, AL.

File Size: 344 KBytes · Downloads: 1942 · Uploaded: August 26,2007

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This north bound CSX freight has apparently gone "on the law" in the siding at Nokomis, just south of Atmore, AL. The crew had broken the train up in order to clear crossings before going off duty.

File Size: 152 KBytes · Downloads: 3275 · Uploaded: July 03,2001

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North bound CSX train Q522 ducks under the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway overpass as it blasts through downtown Atmore, AL.

File Size: 159 KBytes · Downloads: 3292 · Uploaded: July 03,2001

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We followed north bound CSX Q522 from Atmore all the way to Flomaton, AL. Here you can see Q522 as it rolls into the small yard. The line headed south to Pensacola, FL can be seen on the left.

File Size: 115 KBytes · Downloads: 3169 · Uploaded: July 03,2001

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Here a southbound CSX freight, with UP power in the number 2 position, heads through the small yard in Flomaton, AL on a cloudy morning.

File Size: 110 KBytes · Downloads: 3086 · Uploaded: July 03,2001

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The crew of this south bound CSX freight is struggling to keep their train moving. We heard the drama on the scanner shortly before as the train was experiencing engine troubles. He rolled by us at no more than 10 mph headed towards Atmore, AL.

File Size: 153 KBytes · Downloads: 3417 · Uploaded: July 03,2001

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A pair of CSX "U-boats" rest in the yard at Flomaton, AL while awaiting their next call to duty.

File Size: 126 KBytes · Downloads: 5328 · Uploaded: July 03,2001

  Latest Additions to The Atmore/Flomaton Area Video Clip Gallery
q522-atmore.mpg

North bound CSX train Q522 ducks under the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway overpass as it blasts through downtown Atmore, AL!

Video Clip - File Size: 3661 KBytes · Downloads: 11528 · Uploaded: March 02,2005

                            


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