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Railfanning Decatur, Alabama

One of the best places in Decatur to safely take fantastic pictures
from is located in the downtown area by the old depot at the
corners of Vine ST NW and Railroad ST NW where NS's Memphis
to Chattanooga  and CSX's Birmingham to Nashville mainline
merge to cross the mighty Tennessee River on a  single track NS
owned bridge that actually sees more CSX traffic per day than NS.

Also another good photo location for shooting just CSX trains is
at the farmers market located just north of  CSX's Oakworth yard

With easy access from US 31, US 72A, and interstate 65 Decatur
is approx. 81 miles North of Birmingham AL. approx. 25 miles
west of Huntsville AL. and approx.117 miles South of Nashville TN.

For exact driving directions from your location
click here.

Click on the pictures for a larger image of that picture.
A BNSF run thru comes off Norfolk Southerns mainline onto
joint CSX mainline to cross the Tennessee  river.
The Decatur depot now sits idle and in disrepair when this
photo was taken but is now being restored.
A CSX run thru prepares to cross the Tennesse River
headed for Nashville Tennessee.
A CSX freight passes the old Decatur depot on its way to
Nashville Tennessee
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