In the early 1900's the NC&StL operated a branch line from Guntersville, AL to Gadsden, AL. At the same time the L&N operated a branch known as the Alabama Mineral RR that included stops at Attalla and Gadsden. The two railroads shared the 6 miles of track from Attalla to Gadsden.
Joe's railroad is based on the L&N having operating rights from Gadsden to Guntersville on the NC&StL in 1915, including the car ferry service. The layout also includes a separate mining railroad owned by the Twin Seams Mining Company in Tuscaloosa, AL. See the May, 2015, issue of The Steel City Coupler, pages 11 thru 13 for more information on Joe's layout.
HO scale: 12' x 6’ walk around with a 2' x 6' representation of the ferry transfer and yard at Guntersville.