Heavy dynamic braking in the crisp morning air. Unfortunately, it got too hot way too fast.
As part of Precision Scheduled Railroading, 27A is now handling intermodal to McCalla Intermodal Terminal, which connects at Inman Yard in Atlanta.
Gradients of green cause my gaw to gurgitate... no guff.
With only 50 inbound cars for Chattanooga, the northbound NS 348 (Macon,GA-Chattanooga,TN) glides into the curve on the main 1 track just north of the Control-Point Jersey signal (MP 235.0A) on th... (more)
It's no Crawford Hill, but still...
With 150 wells of intermodal including a former XPO (Pacer Stacktrain) container, 282 still made good time up the grade.
A Chattanooga to Macon freight snakes through the recently exposed S-Curve just east of Dallas.
Looking like an early 2000's BNSF/JB Hunt promotional photo, this late Los Angeles/BNSF to Atlanta/NS run-through was a nice catch.
On a day full of slow orders, and back to back traffic due to flooding in the area, NS 55E is now coming over the hill on the starting point of the double track main in the rural community of Wari... (more)
An all BNSF EMD consist brings a long string of coal loads thru Austell in some great early morning light.
“Atlanta North to 285, don’t know why it did you like that but going in and out at Aragon and Ollie, straight to the mountain and see 288 there.”
The S&A Heritage leading Jacksonville to Chicago intermodal 282 was icing on the cake of a great day on the mountain.
Braswell Mountain was shut down for ~24 hours by fallen trees from a freak December 8th 2017 snowstorm that dumped 12". The resulting tree clearing a year later has opened up many new angles... (more)
It's easy to see why it's called Braswell Mountain as a one unit wonder with 58 cars snakes towards Atlanta.
A pair of shiny EMDs hold back a Bellevue, OH-Macon, GA freight descending the 1.1% grade.