Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks
Reporting mark TASD
Locale Mobile, Alabama
Dates of operation June 1928–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 75 miles
Headquarters Mobile, Alabama

The Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (reporting mark TASD) is a terminal railroad according to the AAR. It operates on about 75 miles (121 km) of track and is a subsidiary of the Alabama State Port Authority located at the Port of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. [1]

Connections[edit]

Industries[edit]

The TASD serves 25 different customers mostly in chemicals and bulk goods. The railroad moves over 100,000 carloads annually transporting goods such as containers, coal, metal products, lumber/building supplies, paper, chemicals, petroleum products, aggregates, cement, grains, and agricultural products. The TASD also earns extra profits from the movement and storage of freight cars for other railroads.

Name Location Commodity Switcher/Notes
O'Neal Transportation Chickasaw, Alabama I/B or O/B bulk goods
Alter Metal Recycling Chickasaw, Alabama O/B scrap metal
Gulf Atlantic Operations Chickasaw, Alabama I/B or O/B ashpalt
Southern Ionics Chickasaw, Alabama I/B or O/B chemicals
Buchanan Lumber Chickasaw, Alabama I/B Lumber
Crimson Shipping Chickasaw, Alabama I/B or O/B bulk goods
Dunhill Terminals Chickasaw, Alabama O/B biodiesel and ethanol One trackmobile
DPC Enterprises Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B chemicals and water treatment products One trackmobile
Occidental Chemical Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B chemicals, chlorine, and alkalines One trackmobile
Kemira Chemical Mobile, Alabama O/B water perification chemical One trackmobile
Merchants Transfer Mobile, Alabama I/B and O/B dry goods
Berg Pipe Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B steel pipe
Kimberly Clark Mobile, Alabama I/B waste paper; O/B paper Switched by Railserve using RSSX 8 (EMD SW1200)
Buchanan Lumber Mobile, Alabama O/B lumber
Alabama State Docks bulk material handling Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B coal, coke, and pig iron
Alabama State DocksGeneral cargo and container facility Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B containers and bulk dry goods
Farmers Grain Dealers Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B grain, seed, and fertilizer
Mobile Refrigerated Services Mobile, Alabama I/B and O/B refrigerated goods
Lafarge North America Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B cement powder
Southern Cement Mobile, Alabama I/B or O/B cement powder
Chemex Mobile, Alabama I/B and O/B chemicals and pharmaceuticals
Cytec Mobile, Alabama I/B and O/B chemicals
Choctaw Point Intermodal Facility Mobile, Alabama I/B and O/B containers
Frascati Shops Mobile, Alabama I/B and O/B railcars
Alabama State Docks Coal transfer facility McDuffie Island, Alabama I/B coal

Equipment[edit]

The Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks operates ten EMD MP15 switcher locomotives. [2] [3]

Current locomotive roster[edit]

Model Railroad Quantity Numbers Notes
EMD MP15 NREX 2 1539, 1560 ex SOO 1539, 1560
EMD MP15 TASD 8 761, 771, 772, 801-803, 821, 822

Historical Locomotive Roster[edit]

Model Railroad Quantity Numbers Notes
Alco HH900 TASD 2 371, 372 scrapped
Alco S-2 TASD 4 451, 452, 481, 491
Alco S-4 TASD 4 511, 521, 541, 571
EMD SW1500 TASD 2 681, 682

References[edit]

External links[edit]