Exploring Alabama goes scouting for seven secluded trestles…

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DeBandi, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    A state by state map of older abandoned RR's with maps and mileage data.

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  2. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    Very intriguing! Bound to be more older tressels along these tracks.

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  3. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    Very intriguing indeed.

    PM sent. :thumb
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  4. jbcaddy

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    :eek1 Don't stop now!! we's got to know what happened!!!!
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  5. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    I notice the guy about 50 yards into the thick underbrush. He is heading towards us. He is mine security. We turned the bikes around and I told Buzz to follow me and not :nono stop.

    As we pass by the guy, I wave and we proceed back to the mine haul road. We pass several coal trucks. The drivers wave to us as we ride out to the main road and dissapear into the rural Alabama countryside.


















    We wanted to check out the southern terminus of the old spur.




    Just a mile south, we find the last underpass.



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    It looks like it has seen traffic. We look around and can't find access.



    This area is under heavy surveillance because it is adjacent to a coal fired steam plant.

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    This old spur was used to haul coal to the plant.


    We decide to make our way north to see what other parts of the abandoned spur we can find. :pynd
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  6. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I just saw this addition called "Day Trippin" and yours was the first I came to. Perfect. Loves me some DeBandi Exploring Alabama.

    And trains are pretty cool, too. :nod
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  7. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    The origination point of the spur is still being utilized.




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    It serves a factory about a 1/2 mile to the south.


    You can see parked rail cars at the beginning of the spur.















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    About six rail cars are parked just behind me.
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  8. backwoodsKLR

    backwoodsKLR Ride more, Post Less.

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  9. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    Nice!! Love the black & white shots of the tressles. Keep it coming, please :D
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  10. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    Awesome stuff! Amazing that these rotting old structures once supported so much weight.

    Cool way to pick a ride destination, too.
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  11. Purcell69

    Purcell69 Mors ex Tenebris

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    Awesome RR DeBandi. The pictures are great. I'm hooked.

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  12. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    So did mine security haul him off or did he get run over by a train? :ear
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  13. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    This looks GOOD, I'm in!:ricky
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  14. InterGalactic

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  15. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    The Kudzu is so thick I cannot get to the other trestles. :baldy


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    I'll attempt again after the second frost.


    Thanks for your patience. :pynd
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  16. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  17. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Thanks for the update! I was just thinking yesterday, the South must have looked a LOT different to our ancestors before kudzu was introduced.
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  18. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Persistent FF though . . . . . . . Great way to present history DeBandi. :thumb

    Looking forward to the rest.
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