Atlanta-Memphis 23N is detouring via Birmingham today due to 736 derailing 26 cars in Woodville, AL early this morning. It made for a good afternoon.
I like my women and railroad grades curvy with lots of action.
Steamship boxes add some color to the green hues of spring.
An extra Atlanta-Memphis intermodal is the last train of the day. No drones here, I get my elevation the old fashioned way.
It's no Crawford Hill, but still...
With 150 wells of intermodal including a former XPO (Pacer Stacktrain) container, 282 still made good time up the grade.
A Chattanooga to Macon freight snakes through the recently exposed S-Curve just east of Dallas.
Looking like an early 2000's BNSF/JB Hunt promotional photo, this late Los Angeles/BNSF to Atlanta/NS run-through was a nice catch.
A long, heavy intermodal drags through the curves on the west side of Braswell Mountain.
I didn't even know there was a feed mill in Adel, GA; but there is and the empties are headed back to the Bunge Grain Elevator in Waterloo, IN that I've been photographing around since I was 13 ye... (more)
Freshly budded deciduous trees add some nice hues to the mountain.
Passing the triple uno descending the east side of the mountain.
Empty ADM grainer returning from Valdosta, GA to Montpelier, IN.
With the trailing motor dead in tow, the 1818 is easily handling 78 empty racks up the ruling grade between Atlanta & Chattanooga. Just released in February, 1818 was rebuilt from SD70 #2522.
A trio of UP's and ocean containers add some color to the scene.