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The Alabama Southern Railroad (ABS) began operations November 20, 2005.  Watco Companies acquired the railroad from the Kansas City Southern in July through a lease agreement.

The ABS consists of 85 miles of track running east from Columbus, MS to Birmingham, AL.  The ABS interchanges with the KCS at Columbus, MS; with the CSX at Birmingham, AL and with the NS at Tuscaloosa.

Click here to view the press release regarding the lease of this line from the KCS.

For efficiency and ease in disputing any and all customer invoicing, please send documentation to ABSdisputes.

To report or release a bad order railcar please email the following: absbadorders@watcocompanies.com.

To request railcar repair/inspection please email tunderwood@watcocompanies.com or phone 620-235-7341.