At an early age, David Light fell in love with trains and never looked back. Whether riding the rails on excursions, camping out at Irondale to watch trains, or absorbing anything he could learn about railroading, Light pursued his passion and turned it into a career.,A member of the NS team for 16 years, Light operates trains throughout our Alabama Great Southern (AGS) District. His familiarity with the territory helped him capture this NS train as grain was unloaded at Koch Industries in Attalla, Alabama. â  This is one of the few spots in the area that has a full loop track,â   he says. â  Itâ  s an interesting shot because you can see the train appear to be chasing its own tail as it is unloading.â  ,It took a few tries to finally land a position with NS many years ago, Light says, but that perseverance is a point of pride. â  Through the ups and downs, nothing will ever change my love for sitting in the seat, hand on the throttle, and moving these trains,â   he says. â  I take great pride in what I do every day and what we do as a team."


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