The new Pilgrim's Pride feedmill in Fairmount, GA was already receiving test shipments, so I knew any unit train on the Georgia Northeastern could be the last. I ventured out in gloomy weather to... (more)
CSX SD50-3 #8526 leads Waycross,GA bound freight Q541 on a clear spring morning.
After dropping off at Foundation Building Materials, the Marietta Job backs down the steep grade to Capitol Materials to drop off two center beams.
CSX X581 heads south through Marietta.
Sunday grain empties return south on a mostly overcast morning
Anthony grabs a couple notches of the throttle as they begin up the hill with a heavy train of marble products from the mines around Tate.
The rest of the GNRR's power handling the southbound road freight and necessitated splitting up 30 loads of corn interchanged from CSX. Here the first 15 loads cross over very light COVID-19 rus... (more)
Ex-PRSL displays its extended cab to house the dual control stands, as Job 103 sands the rails climbing one of the many grades.
5+ years after Patriot Rail purchased the line, a trio of GNRR painted stallions was enough to get me out of the house. The 8705 has since been moved up to the Blue Ridge Scenic passenger side of... (more)
My coal train passing the NC&StL station in Marietta.
With only 4 motors at Elizabeth, the 35 loads of CSX corn had to be split up. Here, the first 21 loads crawl through Noonday on their way to the Pilgrim's Pride feed mill.
My son Graham wanted to take some choo-choo pictures, so we stopped on the way to get pizza. Today's Atlanta-Cartersville turn had a decent YN2 leader in the evening sun.
A trio of AC44's bring Q647 south through Marietta with the tail end of X648 stretched through town for the meet.
The Georgia Northeastern road train heads south for Elizabeth with former Nickel Plate Road GP18 8705 on the point.
Due to some kind of failure in the switch at Elizabeth, X581 was forced to stop short of it just past the North Elizabeth signal. After having a Track Inspector come out to visually confirm that i... (more)