CSX loaded grain train G139 works up the grade from the Etowah River
The morning sun greets a trio of aging Canadian National GE's leading Florida bound CSX ethanol train K421 past the 'River Holdout' signal south of Cartersville.
Canadian Pacific GE's lead an empty ethanol train across the Etowah River on their way back north.
CSX K442 makes its way by Lakepoint in Emerson in the early evening hours on the final day of July, 2020. Even up through last year, it wasn't that uncommon to see CSX assign SD40-2 leaders for ro... (more)
A pair of light EMD engines pull the local freight South on the old Western & Atlantic Sub. The train will work businesses in Acworth and Kennesaw before returning to the yard in Cartersville.
A pair of company GE units slither through one of the many S curves on the older Western & Atlantic Sub, as they pull a load of fresh black diamonds South headed for Cross, SC.
After dogging and re-crewing at Kennesaw, a very late Q580 is in the middle of an uncommon three train northbound parade... fleeting trains used to be the norm on the once busy W&A.
Detouring around a washout at Lineville, AL; a Savannah to Memphis intermodal crosses the Etowah river on it's way the W&A Subdivision.
While I was originally hoping to get Q541 with a SD70MAC on the point (missed it by ten minutes), I did get a nice consolation price with Q211, which had a two AC44s still sporting YN2 paint schem... (more)
Cartersville local A703 returns home after working industries and the Georgia Northeastern RR interchange. I was very pleased with a YN2 painted motor facing the right direction.
Coal trains are a rarity on W&A. School buses look to be a rarity for the next couple months too, as the Corona Virus locks down society.
Canadian National SD70M-2 #8952 leads CSX Q580 across the Etowah River
Three 645 powered lease units pull G281 south at NAS North End of Emerson, Georgia on CSX's W&A Subdivision in late November 2003. (Slide Scan)
Late afternoon finds a Q210 over the Etowah River a couple miles north of Emerson, Georgia on CSX's W&A Subdivision with a FURX SD40-2 leading in November 2003. (Slide Scan)
Late afternoon finds a Q210 sliding into Emerson, Georgia on CSX's W&A Subdivision with a FURX SD40-2 leading in November 2003. (Slide Scan)