After officiating some hockey games in Snellville, I took the long way home, and caught this grain train making its way south to Gloster to meet one northbound.
The grain trains power cuts away to go down and take the switch to pick up a lone covered hopper behind me at Univeter Rd.
A heavy grain train plus 5 early EMD units in Run 8 makes my day!
Traffic stops, looks, and listens to first generation EMD power!
GNRR 316 leads some cars north to be tucked away for the arrival of CSX G110, which will be transferred to them soon.
CSXT 390 leads a string of loaded Herzog ballast hoppers northbound across Etowah River.
SOU 4610 sits in Chamblee waiting to go to the SERM tomorrow. Hopefully it will stick around afterwards!
What a great way to end the day! I came home from work and found the engineer tying down this beauty. A few more feet ahead would have been good, but beggars can't be choosers!
The local's head power is gone, but they stuck a third unit on the rear to probably account for some tricky switching maneuvers around the Port of Providence.
The crew of SRS 146 has finished for the day and evidence of the ensuing maintenance can be seen beneath the test car.
NS 213 gets the job done at 60 mph under the classic Southern signal bridge at Lula. No keeping pace with this one...
As high sun, and obstructing shadows encroached upon this straight SD40, I decided to shoot some detail shots, and the fuel gauge was of particular interest.
Planes and trains! A Cessna is on approach to KGVL over the Gainesville Midland tracks, where a lone EMD (complete with a pimp light) idles amongst three GE's.
Highly acceptable and outstanding power down in there.
The radio unit has just come off of the Memphis district at Stevenson, and onto former NC&St.L trackage for the final run to Chattanooga.