AUT2012060019 - Autauga Northern, Mapleville, AL, 6/2013
WATCO's Autauga Northern works the Norfolk Southern interchange in Mapleville, AL with the 21 cars they brought off the branch. 6/5/2013, 1:04 PM, MP 161.0. Motors are GP39-2s 3909, 3900 & 3908. The branch was originally the Mobile & Gulf RR, then the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio before becoming an Illinois Central Gulf property. Norfolk Southern acquired the line and leased it to WATCO in April 2011. WATCO servies a large International Paper Mill at Prattville, AL and also has CSX trackage rigths to access Montgomery. Currently the line averages about 9,600 car loads annually.