After dogging and re-crewing at Kennesaw, a very late Q580 is in the middle of an uncommon three train northbound parade... fleeting trains used to be the norm on the once busy W&A.
Job 102 from Tate to Elizabeth crosses over the recently expanded US-41 overpass.
No buds yet, but winter is loosening it's grip on North Georgia as another NS train crests Braswell Mtn.
Detouring around a washout at Lineville, AL; a Savannah to Memphis intermodal crosses the Etowah river on it's way the W&A Subdivision.
Empty autoracks snake down the west slope of Braswell Mountain, the ruling grade between Chattanooga & Atlanta.
Wisteria and Bartlett Pear blooms brighten up G67 as it switches the small yard in preparation for the arrival of road local G01.
A former Kennecott Copper locomotive hauls a special train of long aluminum beams from Universal Alloys requiring two idlers, along with a couple of empty coil steel cars picked up en-route at Pac... (more)
Passing the beautifully maintained depot at Holly Springs, GA. Yes, those are holly trees, with their distinctive red berries, planted next to the depot.
With 25 empty corn & soybean covered hoppers, Job 103 coasts over the Little River on the old Atlanta, Knoxville & Northern Railway.
Say a prayer for me
I'm buried by the sound
In a world of human wreckage
- Plowed - Sponge -
For a lot of reasons, these lyrics are apropos.
A Georgia Northeastern combined grain & road freight with 6 motors has the pride of the fleet leading, an ex-Kennecott Copper GP39-2.
The purple of Wisteria adds color to an already vibrant scene as NS' Honoring First Responders locomotive leads Cedartown to Carrollton turn G01.
A Georgia Northeastern empty grain train heads south over the Little River.
A little N&W on the old Southern RR, bringing a Charlotte-Atlanta intermodal to the train's terminus, though all the intermodal is longer haul and will continue beyond ATL.
GNRR's Tate to Elizabeth road freight is running early, with a Blue Ridge Scenic GP18 in the lead of 26 cars.