Alabama Railroad

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Alabama Railroad
Reporting mark ALAB
Locale Flomaton, Alabama to Peterman, Alabama
Dates of operation 1991–
Predecessor Seaboard System
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length approx. 50 miles (80 km)
Headquarters Monroeville, Alabama; corporate Peoria, Illinois

The Alabama Railroad (reporting mark ALAB) is a class III railroad as reported by the AAR. The ALAB is headquartered in Monroeville, Alabama and is owned and operated by Pioneer Railcorp of Peoria, Illinois. The railroad operates approximately 50 miles (80 km) of railroad from Flomaton, Alabama to Peterman, Alabama.

History[edit]

The route of the Alabama Railroad was originally constructed over several years (between 1880–1901) as the Pensacola & Selma Railroad and quickly became a part of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad network. The original line proceeded north from Corduroy, Alabama to Selma, Alabama. That portion of the line was abandoned by the Seaboard System prior to the merger with CSX in 1986. There was also a L&N branch that went to Camden from a junction just northeast of Corduroy that was abandoned prior to the merger into the Seaboard System in 1986. The remainder of the line north of Peterman, Alabama was abandoned approximately 1994 to include an 800+ foot tunnel built in 1899 located at Tunnel Springs, Alabama. The ALAB connects with CSX Transportation at Flomaton, Alabama. The railroad serves three industries located in Monroeville, Alabama and stores railcars for other railroads. The ALAB serves Temple Inland with outbound shipments of particle board and veneer, a cement powder transload operated by Gate Precast, and Harrigan Lumber after its re-opening in 2010. The railroad operates three EMD GP20 locomotives on a bi-weekly basis. [1]

Current Locomotive Roster[edit]

Model Railroad Quantity Numbers Notes
EMD GP20 Pioneer Railcorp 3 2026, 2054, 3001

Historical Locomotive Roster[edit]

Model Railroad Quantity Numbers Notes
EMD GP16 ALAB 2 1600, 1601 to Pioneer Railcorp 1600, 1601 at Dallas, Texas Intermodal ramp
EMD GP7 ALAB 2 5730, 5732 to Pioneer Railcorp 700, 701
EMD GP7 Mississippi Central Railroad 1 8281 to WRRX[disambiguation needed] 8281
EMD GP8 Pioneer Railcorp 1 805 to ADM[disambiguation needed] in Valdosta, Georgia
EMD GP20 Pioneer Railcorp 1 2029 possibly scrapped?

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