An all BNSF EMD consist brings a long string of coal loads thru Austell in some great early morning light.
“Atlanta North to 285, don’t know why it did you like that but going in and out at Aragon and Ollie, straight to the mountain and see 288 there.”
The S&A Heritage leading Jacksonville to Chicago intermodal 282 was icing on the cake of a great day on the mountain.
Braswell Mountain was shut down for ~24 hours by fallen trees from a freak December 8th 2017 snowstorm that dumped 12". The resulting tree clearing a year later has opened up many new angles... (more)
It's easy to see why it's called Braswell Mountain as a one unit wonder with 58 cars snakes towards Atlanta.
A pair of shiny EMDs hold back a Bellevue, OH-Macon, GA freight descending the 1.1% grade.
A Memphis to Atlanta intermodal descends the east side of Braswell Mountain.
NS train 282 (Jacksonville, FL to Chicago, IL Intermodal) heads north through Collegedale, TN with 1065, the Savannah & Atlanta heritage unit, leading the way.
An extra section of Memphis,TN - Atlanta,GA train 22N running as I2N descends the nearly 2% grade down Braswell Mountain behind solo NS C44-9W #9412. Norfolk Southern went on a tree clearing blitz... (more)
135 loads of Powder River Coal descends Braswell Mountain behinds the usual BNSF power.
NS 275 crosses the diamond over the CSX at CP Hair MP 40.1H in Dalton, GA with NS #8121 ES44AC leading a NS SD70ACU heading south for Jacksonville, FL.
NS 9428 leads a northbound through Seney as it heads towards Chattanooga on the Atlanta North End.
One of the cowardly lions passes tied down grainer 44Z-29 with a BNSF H2 leader. The yellow nose stands out against the otherwise drab winter colors.
The Lehigh Valley Black Diamond passes a dead in the water black catfish. Manifest 361-25 has to set off on the single track at Dalton. It dogged just over 35 miles from origin due to prioritizi... (more)