B11, S&NA

Thomas, "50 Years on the Rail," 1912
   In March, 1864, I began running a locomotive for the Confederate government hauling coal from Calera to Selma {on the Alabama & Tennessee River RR}, returning with corn for the miners in the mines near Buck Creek.
   The road from Calera to Buck Creek was the South & North {Alabama} Road, built by the Confederate government for getting coal for the naval works at Selma and for shipping to Mobile in barges. The Rail was light and instead of angle-plates for connecting the rails, chairs were used, into which the rails were slipped, and spiked to the ties. The spikes were only placed at the joints and centers, hence it was very easy for a rail to become misplaced.
   Calera was known as Lime Kiln Station.