With my friend Britt driving to get ahead of the train for the next photo location, this allowed for me to try a pace/reverse pan shot of the lead unit as we fly by it at 40mph.
After dropping off the Conductor, the Mahrt Turn pulls ahead as it prepares to uncouple from its first 20 cars and drop them off onto the State Dock's lead track.
While some of us get to enjoy this year's Labor Day, others still have to keep the economy going which is what we see today as the daily Mahrt Turn heads for the State Dock's lead to set out its f... (more)
On a typical humid and muggy September morning in the South one finds any way to keep cool like running with the window down or in this case the door open as we see the friendly Conductor doing on... (more)
The conductor and brakemen protect the shove back to their train while passing the historic maker describing the Coweta Town. Let’s hope today’s Mahrt Turn journey will turn out better than that ... (more)
After dropping of a cut of tank cars for the midday Columbus Switcher to play with, the Mahrt Turn crosses over Brickyard Road as it will shortly return to its train and continue on south to the M... (more)
Open Door Policy Today’s Mahrt Turn props the door open as the train gets some cool air flow through the cab and prepares for a set out of tank cars on the State Docks lead track where the... (more)
Inaugural Run Crossing over the namesake Chattahoochee River, the first revenue run of G&W’s newest creation the Columbus and Chattahoochee Railroad heads south to the Mahrt paper mill whe... (more)
Innovative A painter obviously used some of that Green Light to Innovation by only repainting the first three letters in the word “Southern” which in this case would act as the required “SO... (more)
The Mahrt Turn finds itself in the desolate area of Holy Trinity and brightens up the greenery as the first revenue train is only miles from its terminus at the MeadWestvaco Corporation paper mill... (more)
Freedom The inaugural run of G&W's Columbus and Chattahoochee Railroad celebrate their independence by bringing a train of mostly empty cars through the neighborhoods of Oswichee and past ... (more)
One can't miss the sight of these orange beasts as they certainly stand out against the greenery of south Alabama as seen during their first revenue run.
The dazzling colors of the Columbus and Chattahoochee locomotives brighten up a gloomy day as this railroad pulls out their locomotive terminal for the first time as the initial operations in Colu... (more)
As they round a curve along Brickyard Road, the initial run of the Columbus and Chattahoochee Railroad takes its long train of empty boxcars and centerbeams south towards Mahrt.
The conductor makes it looks easy as he rides along on the inaugural run of Genesee & Wyoming's newest short line, the Columbus and Chattahoochee.