Even 35 empty covered hoppers can get the girls worked up, at 10mph and the same gradient and allignment as the original Marietta & North Georgia Railroad constructed in the 1870's.
AB09 returns to Finley Yard, after working Schnitzer Steel, passing under one of the last remaining Southern RR riveted cantilevers.
UP/New Orleans run-through 344 gets moving now that yard jobs have cleared up at Irondale. Meanwhile, 23E-11 heads west on the Passenger Main.
An ACe was a nice surprise leading 220, as NS has been assigning their own power lately to manage horsepower hours, leading to a preponderance of GE catfish on the normally colorful East End Distr... (more)
"Mud missile meets banana pudding" Amtrak #19, the Crescent, passes NS 27W-07 which is handling 3 days worth of Toyota's from Blue Springs, MS off the BNSF at Birmingham to West Lake (... (more)
The pride of the fleet, an ex-Kennecott Copper leaser, leads Job 102 as they start their journey to Tate, GA.
GNRR Job 103 wake up the bedroom community of Woodstock, GA with 21 loads of corn for the Pilgrim's Pride feed mill. He'll take 2 empty soybean cars south on the way back to bring the remaining 1... (more)
Welcome to Atlanta, goodbye to the Belt Line. This was the last train I ever photographed on the A&WP Belt Line... by this point the concrete plant had stopped receiving aggregate by rail and onl... (more)
In an unusual move, an empty grainer picked up 2 empty coil cars from Pacesetter Steel Services, avoiding a 4 mile shove. Also unusual of late has been vehicular traffic, but an accident to the s... (more)
A combined road freight & grain empty is laying down sand & smoke for the small hill at Woodstock. With 8/2 freight and 35 empty CSX corn covered hoppers, even this mostly empty train gives the m... (more)
A pair of CIT leasers bracket DM&E's City of Highmore, making for a colorful Nahant, IA to St Paul, MN freight.
I was never a fan of Sega, but the aptly named Sonic Bonnet brings out the hedgehog in me.
The Central of Georgia leads Elkhart-Macon train 177, snaking up the grade out of Pumpkinvine Creek.
A colorful pair lead empty grain south on the Georgia Northeastern, with 33 empty CSX corn & 3 empty private soybean hoppers on the drawbar.
The nose headlight gives away the BNSF heritage, starting life hauling coal, grain & lumber as BN 8166, but now handling local chores on this Rome to Dallas local.