CEFX GP39-2 #421 is tied down on the short siding at Holly Springs as engineer Kenny brings a loaded grain train up the steep ruling grade on their way to Pilgrims Pride.
Georgia Northeastern Railroads Tate - Marietta train rolls south through Holly Springs,GA with GP38's #2000 & #9706 bracketing GP18 #8705.
A big 37 car GNRR Tate - Marietta southbound meanders into Holly Springs.
GNRR geeps bring 21 loads of chicken feed north through Holly Springs bound for Pilgrims Pride a couple miles away
A Georgia Northeastern northbound freight passes the City of Holly Springs Community Center, located in the beautifully restored depot. The paint has changed, but both the lead motor and depot ar... (more)
Passing the beautifully maintained depot at Holly Springs, GA. Yes, those are holly trees, with their distinctive red berries, planted next to the depot.
Say a prayer for me
I'm buried by the sound
In a world of human wreckage
- Plowed - Sponge -
For a lot of reasons, these lyrics are apropos.
A Georgia Northeastern combined grain & road freight with 6 motors has the pride of the fleet leading, an ex-Kennecott Copper GP39-2.
With 35 loads of chicken feed and 4 cars for Tate it takes most of the Georgia Northeastern roster to heave this heavy train up the stiff grades along the former L&N Hook & Eye Line. Old head engi... (more)
GNRR 2000 sits silent under a clear sky. A combination of flash and nearby street lights illuminate the scene.
A Georgia Northeastern weekend extra returns 20 empty covered hoppers to the CSX interchange at Elizabeth. I'm generally not a fan of shadows, but like how this turned out.
An empty grain train allowed some weekend shooting on the Georgia Northeastern RR, seen here passing the Holly Springs Community Center, a well cared for ex-L&N station.
With time getting short for Georgia Northeastern's vintage fleet of first generation EMDs under Patriot Rail ownership, scenes such as this northbound GNRR grain train climbing the grade through H... (more)
33 empty CSX system hoppers are lead by five normally aspirated EMDs, the youngest of which is 47 years old.
With a fresh crew, the first 32 empty CSX hoppers head back to the interchange at Elizabeth, GA.