Atmore, AL

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Downtown

Looking North into downtown Atmore from the Frisco overpass, a CSX freight train passes on it's way to Mobile, AL. This small town is in the middle of a busy mainline and an important connection.

Departure

Amtrak engine 351 departs for Mobile, AL on the former L&N. The connection to the Frisco (BN) Memphis-Pensacola line is to the left.

Passing

Just leaving town, the Amtrak consist passes the new southbound connection with the Frisco.

Visitor

Many through trains travel from New Orleans as far as Pensacola. You never know what will be coming in either direction. The original northbound connection to the Frisco is on the right. The Frisco overpass can be seen in the background.

Cut Off

The Frisco line is now abandoned and the overpass approach cut off in favor of trackage rights on CSX's L&N Pensacola line. Ironically the abandoned section was the only part of the line that was in good condition!

Southbound

The new southbound connection to Mobile can be seen cutting through what was the overpass approach. The need for the new connection came when BN also abandoned it's Memphis-Mobile line. All BN trains from this point East or West travel by way of CSX. The coal in this train, bound for Mobile, may have come from the Feather River area.

Northbound

Coming very slowly down the former Frisco Memphis-Pensacola line, this BN freight train on it's way south to Pensacola will take a short detour North on the L&N to Flomaton, AL then back on its way South. This line was in very poor condition last time I was here. Top speed was 30 mph. What a long ride!


This way to Flomaton, AL.