Dothan district local Editors Pick!        
The Dothan district local is seen at Albany GA enroute to Dothan AL with a coach being used as a spacer car due to weight restrictions over the Chattahoochee River which prohibited locomotives being operated over it couple together. The date is approximate but it should have been in the mid to late 1960's since the locomotives are in the Southern "tuxedo" scheme. Southern acquired the Central of Georgia in 1963 and began painting the CofG's locomotives in the Southern "tuxedo" style while lettering them for the CofG. In the late 1960's the paper mill in Cedar Springs underwent an expansion and the increased business resulted in trios of EMD's being used on the Dothan district. The spacer coach was also replaced at this time by spacer boxcars. For a view of the Dothan district local using EMD's and boxcars as spacers see:
Date: 1/1/1967 Location: Albany, GA   Map Show Albany on a rail map Views: 2268 Collection Of:   Bryan Smith
Locomotives: CG 147(RS3)    Author:  
Dothan district local
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  Southern Railway Pics-1980's
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Darrell Krueger General Excellent shot, Bryan! I love the old RS-3's 3/31/2010 9:11:55 AM
Bernie Feltman General This is the reason to belong to such groups and participate in photo sites. GREAT post, Mr. SR Agent 3/31/2010 11:59:57 AM
Jim Gavin General Excellent photo !! 4/30/2010 10:48:40 AM
David Stewart General Now how did I miss this? Awesome and rare photo!!! Very nice! 6/9/2010 5:36:40 PM
David Barrentine General Great shot Bryan! 8/8/2010 9:47:04 AM
Charles Burgess General Excellent picture. I remember seeing this shot in Trains Magazine years ago. 2/28/2012 12:02:47 AM
Bob Hasty General This car was around on trains until about 1970. The last time I saw it, it was behind the buildings on the right as you head towards Albany Passenger Terminal. A few years ago, I checked again and it was gone. 2/11/2014 1:09:29 PM

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