Flomaton, Alabama is a small town located on the Alabama Florida Border. Its population is approximately 1400. It is the area where there was a junction of multiple lines of the L & N Railroad.
Recently, it was announced by CSX Railroad (the successor of the L & N Railroad) that a historic structure in the train yard was scheduled to be taken down. Specifically, a coaling tower built in 1943 was scheduled for demolition.
Coaling towers were structures common in the age of steam engines. They were used to accomplish fueling of steam engines with coal.
The author recently visited area coaling towers in Michigan City, Indiana and New Buffalo, Michigan.