The route's heritage traces back to the eastern extent of the St.Louis-San Francisco's network and today the railroad handles more than 61,000 carloads annually including coal, iron and steel, chemicals, scrap iron, pulp and paper, and limestone.: The A&TR is owned by Omni Trax and has been in service since 2004 after acquiring 120 miles from CSX.It was purchased by RA in 2002, which was then acquired by G&W in 2012.Today, it operates about 31 miles of track carrying limestone, urea, paper and corn syrup, moving more than 15,000 carloads annually.: This large short line is primarily based in western Georgia but also extends into eastern Alabama at Eufaula.While there have been initiatives to further extend the system these have never materialized thus far.The railroad still provides regular passenger schedules along with its extensive freight service.
It is currently owned by G&W and handles a wide range of freight.: This independent short line has operated since 1995 over about 41 miles of track on former Illinois Central trackage.Its traffic is primarily based in agriculture but does include some other freight.: This railroad just penetrates Alabama's northern region and is mostly located in Tennessee running from Kimball, Tennessee to Bridgeport, Alabama.Its origins can be traced back to a carrier by the same but was for many years leased by the NC&St L.Its heritage can be traced back to 1899 and for many years was jointly owned by the Southern and Louisville & Nashville.In 1988 it was sold to Transtar which subsequently sold the property to Watco, which acquired it on February 1, 2012 renaming it as the Birmingham Terminal. Its history dates back to the Central of Georgia and currently handles about 3,000 carloads annually with freight including poultry feed ingredients, plastic, lead, vegetable oil and food products.: The East Alabama was a longtime Rail America property, which operated former L&N trackage sold to Kyle Railways by CSX on November 26, 1990.