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Irondale, Alabama
Posted by Railfan1 on Monday, June 1, 2009 8:55 AM

I have heard a lot about Irondale, Alabama and thought I would wonder on out there. Could someone give me some info in regards to location (i.e. where the heck is it Laugh), number of trains, safety, and any additional info. I'm sure that I am not the only one curious about this place. Thanks in advance.

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Posted by K&ARailfan on Monday, June 1, 2009 1:19 PM

Irondale is an eastern suburb of Birmingham. NS runs roughly 30 trains a day through there.

The question of what CSX stands for comes up frequently on these forums, so here you go. C=Chessie S=Seaboard, X=Many More/The RR's that Chessie and Seaboard were comprised of (L&N, C&O, SCL, etc)
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Posted by Railfan1 on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 4:19 PM

Thanks, it looks like a good place to check out.

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Posted by oskar on Saturday, August 8, 2009 12:03 AM

I was just there a month ago and I liked it. There are 3 platforms in the area outside of the yard, so no worries about a place to sit or tresspassing. I would really recommend this place.

I saw 7 in about 3 hours or so.

 

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Posted by Matt Van Hattem on Friday, August 21, 2009 12:57 PM

If you go to Irondale, be sure to stop and get a bite to eat at the Irondale Cafe, right across from the NS main line. We profiled the cafe in our April 2006 issue, and I had a wonderful lunch there later that year. The cafe was the inspiration for the book and movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" (although I did not sample that specialty when I ate there). Enjoy!

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Posted by Railfan1 on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:11 PM

Will do..

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Posted by Papadiesel on Monday, September 28, 2009 9:15 PM

Matt,

Thanks for the pictures. My grandson Jeremy loves horses. Guess what his favorite road is ? In fact, I just purchased the the Lionel NS Oil Can set. He hasn't seen it yet.

Regards, PapaDiesel

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Posted by samfp1943 on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:15 AM

Matt VanHattem

If you go to Irondale, be sure to stop and get a bite to eat at the Irondale Cafe, right across from the NS main line. We profiled the cafe in our April 2006 issue, and I had a wonderful lunch there later that year. The cafe was the inspiration for the book and movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" (although I did not sample that specialty when I ate there). Enjoy!

Matt Van Hattem

Senior Editor

Thumbs UpThumbs UpDinner  YOU TOOK THE WORDS, AND THOUGHT RIGHT OFF MY PLATE!  Bow  Big Smile

 

 


 

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