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After the Calera Trip 4/16/2021

by Chris Guenzler

After the fantastic visit to the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, I drove us down to Clanton, to the next station of this trip.

The Louisville and Nashville Clanton station built in 1870. From here we drove to Prattville.

The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Prattville station built in 1871. We had lunch at Jersey Mike's before I drove us next to Montgomery.

The very impressive Montgomery Union Station built in 1898.

Montgomery Capital City Street Railway "The Lightning Route" Trolley 103 on display near Montgomery Union Station.

Information about the Trolley. We then drove to Troy to our next stop.

W.T. Smith Lumber Company 4-4-0 14 at the Pike Pioneer Museum.

Information board about this steam engine. We drove east to Abbeville.

The Abbeville Atlantic Coast Line station.

The Abbeville Atlantic Coast Line freight house.

The Abbeville Southern Railroad historical sign.

The Pelham House and historical sign. We headed into Georgia and stopped at Arlington next.

The Arlington Central of Georgia station. We drove east to Leary.

The Leary wooden Central of Georgia station.

The Leary brick Central of Georgia station. We then drove to Albany and picked at dinner at Arbys. We then drove to the station in Albany where we ate dinner then started our picture-taking.

Georgia Northern Railway 4-6-2 107 built in 1911.

Terminal Station, a joint Central of Georgia-Seaboard Coast Line-Atlantic Coast Line-Albany Northern-Georgia Northern Railway station, built in 1912.

Southern Railway baggage car 518 on display. When I visited here several years ago, there was no fence.

Unknown Southern Railway combine.

Unknown combine.

Atlantic Coast Line box car 21271.

Atlantic Coast Line box car 24290.

GATX tank car 69996.

Georgia Northern Southern Railway caboose X401, painted as X153.

We heard a horn and had a treat of two Norfolk Southern units coming down the street - a true thrill to see.

One last view of the Albany Terminal railroad station. Elizabeth then drove us to Tifton and we checked into the Days Inn. We worked on a story then called it a night.