A Georgia Northeastern crew prepares Patriot Rail 3805 to go out with CEFX 421 on their first trip after the 4th of July weekend.
The early morning blue hour has begun as Georgia Northeastern 2000 and other locomotives are shut down for the July 4th weekend.
After tying down the train just north of here to give themselves room to switch the next morning, the power of Job 102 runs engine lite to the shop several hundred feet behind me to call it a day.... (more)
How to get to the valley floor where the marble deposits are? 4.5% grades and a switchback. GNRR GP10 #7562 backs down the switchback with three hoppers on a mine run to Imerys on this former Geor... (more)
Georgia Northeastern Railroad GP20 #316 shoves three loaded marble hoppers towards the switchbacks on the Marble Hill Branch which was built by the Georgia Marble Company in the late 1800's.
CLC #3805 brings a couple empty hoppers down the steep grade on the Marble Hill Branch.
Engineer Ginny passes through the backyards of Tate aboard Georgia Northeastern GP38-2 #2000 returning light power from Marble Hill on a fine Spring afternoon.
GNRR GP18 Nº8705 eases south through Tate, Georgia on the former L&N Hook & Eye with four loads from White Stone. Georgia Northeastern is now owned by Patriot Rail, 8705 was rebuilt shortly befor... (more)
Well before Patriot Rail came on scene GNRR ex SP GP20 4125 was still an everyday runner and is seen at Tate, Georgia between runs in September 2003. (Slide Scan)
Well before Patriot Rail came on scene GNRR GP9 6576 was still an everyday runner and is seen at Tate, Georgia between runs in September 2003 (Slide Scan)
A set of GNRR power for the road train to Elizabeth idles at the shop at Tate. In short order, the afternoon crew will come on duty and take a train south behind this power set.
The topic of backwoods shortline railroading finds the GNRR Tate Local with it's three empties behind GP20 316 and three loads on the bottom in Marble Hill. The crew prepares for a shove before sp... (more)
GNRR GP20 316 shoves three loads towards the switch backs on the Georgia Marble Branch. This is true backwoods railroading.
7562, 4125 & 9706 back into the engine track after bringing a train south from Whitestone
Georgia Northeastern GP18 #8705 brings two covered hoppers up the grade leading into Tate,GA off the Marble Hill branch passing the old Georgia Marble handcar shed.