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N&W 1218 waits
in Sylacauga, AL to
pick up passengers
traveling to Columbus, GA
Fall late '80's or early '90's.
Close up of the 1218
as it waits in Sylacauga, AL.
Pulling out of Sylacauga
heading East.
Articulated #1218 crosses the trestle over Hatchett Creek
in Goodwater, AL.
Here the 1218 is running
fast through my hometown
of Goodwater, AL while a
NS freight waits in the
7600+ ft. siding.
Still heading East, the 1218
pulls past Avondale Mills
in Alexander City, AL.
I took this shot of the 1218
early morning in Birmingham, AL
while waiting to board for the
Chattanooga excursion.
SP 4449 painted in
red, white, & blue for
the American Freedom Train
in Birmingham, AL.
My Grandmother (middle),
brother (right), & me (left).
Newspaper clipping of the
4449 in the siding at
Goodwater, AL
American Freedom Train #1
(Chessie System ex-Reading T-1 4-8-4 2101) seen in Birmingham in May 1976.

Close up of front,
my brother Darrell (right)
I'm on the left.
Southern RY's #2716
crosses Hatchett Creek in Goodwater, AL.
I took this with a
110 camera.
Pulling into Goodwater under
heavy steam, the 2716 heads
East toward Columbus, GA
Here's a good closeup
of the 2716, again
in Goodwater, AL
Mt. Washington's Cog Railway
in New Hampshire is a very
interesting railway,
seen here in 1988.
The Cog Railway in
New Hampshire is one
of the last cog rr's in the
world still run by steam.
Goodwater, AL.
Goodwater, AL.
Birmingham, AL.
Birmingham, AL.
Hatchet Creek
Goodwater, AL.
Birmingham, AL.
Sylacauga, AL.
Sylacauga, AL.
Sylacauga, AL.
Hatchet Creek, Goodwater, AL
Goodwater, AL.
Alexander City, AL.
Birmingham, AL.
MT. Washington, NH
Mt. Washington, NH.
SINCE APRIL 23, 2001.
Ticket Stub
My ticket stub from my visit to the Freedom Train in
Birmingham, AL.
Commemoritive coin
Unopened "coin" purchased
in 1976 on the AFT.
Alexander City, AL.
Alexander City, AL.
This is a shot taken in May 1974. The engine
is the 722 and I assume it is a Southern RWY. engine.
The "Simon Scruggs"
engine # 750, I believe also a Southern engine, seen in May 1974 in Alexander City.
These two pictures were taken during Alex City's 100th anniversary celebration.
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Cog Railway
Top of Mount Washington
Here one of the engines is taking on coal. The boiler is tilted so that it will be close to level when ascending the mountain.
Above tree line at the top of Mt. Washington. Wildcat Mountain Ski Resort can be seen in the background.

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The Frisco 4018 is strung up and ready to be moved  from Fair Park over to Sloss Furnace where it's hoped that it will be refurbished.
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