Operations in & around Birmingham in the 1970'sgreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
I am modelling a freelanced terminal and transfer RR in N scale based in Birmingham Alabama in the 1970's. I would appreciate contact with anyone who might be able to help me with some general overviews of commodities and their flows. Also some ideas of local industries and the types of railside structures that go with them. Eg. Pipe manufacturers - do they have open yard areas with overhead cranes or do they load flats & gons inside buildings? I would appreciate setting up a dilogue with someone to avoid clogging up these pages un-necessarily. P.S. I am living in Australia and so my access to information is pretty limited.
-- Andrew George (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 17, 2001
Try posting your question on the Central of Georgia, L&N , and Southern Ry. sites (if they have a forum) in addition to here for a broader response possibility.
In 1970 Birmingham was still a steel, coke and coal town although that buisiness was fading out. Suggest you contact the Birmingham Historical Society at http://www.bhistorical.org/ as well. I'm sure they would be a useful resource.
-- Buck Dean (email@example.com), August 22, 2001.