Norfolk Southern train #175 climbs Braswell Mountain entering the double track at Finch.
732 is seen climbing the grade to Braswell.
Whole lotta leaser 40's on a Norfolk Southern empty grainer. On the cusp of the Great Recession, NS still had a good bit of supplemental motive power.
The empty coal drag glides down the grade heading back to the powder river basin for more black diamonds.
A Chattanooga, TN to Greenville, SC freight snakes through the southern tendrils of the Appalachians with a converted alternating current catfish in the lead.
Memphis/BNSF-Atlanta run-through 264 hold back 84 wells of domestic doublstacks as it descends the east slope of Braswell Mountain.
NS 215 with the Nickel Plate heritage unit in the lead climbs Baldy Knob Mountain.
No buds yet, but winter is loosening it's grip on North Georgia as another NS train crests Braswell Mtn.
23N curves through the middle of nowhere, exactly where I was happy to be after a long week at work.
Recently reinstated train 347 is back to running Chattanooga, TN to East Point, GA... as a 2 x 54 freight x 1 x 62 autorack land barge.
With it's train stretched over the summit, 23N throttles down for the transition into dynamics for the 1.2% descent into Rockmart, GA.
Memphis to Savannah intermodal 26Q is about half way through it's trip to the Atlantic.
Braswell Mountain is amazing. Get it before the bushes & trees grow back.
The Erie heritage SD70ACe leads NS intermodal train #223 by Finch working its way up Braswell Mountain.
With 159 cars and 2 mid-train DPU's, this gigantic Macon, GA to Chattanooga, TN is precision scheduled railroading approved as it catches the first rays of sun cresting Braswell Mountain.