A CSX autorack train enters Cordele Interlocking after waiting for a NS train to clear the diamond.
With 16,000 tons in tow the Brownsand to Waycross road local heads through town after making a pick up at Ross and comes around notch eight to pound the diamonds.
An unusual leader for hot shot intermodal traffic shows its face about the same time as the sun breaks through the leftover morning fog as it crosses the diamonds on the Macon District.
The seldom used Southern States spur in Cordele has a visitor in the shape of a yard service dedicated SD40-2 with plow stripes that usually designate it as such.
Memphis bound container traffic from Charleston heads through Cordele northbound.
The Heart of Georgia job works the yard with two GP20's in tow.
A southbound NS train passes under the still active Southern cantilever signal bridge. The bridge is the only signal at the Cordele diamonds to not have replacements signals in place as of early M... (more)
A southbound CSX train, lead by ES44AH 3228, slowly makes its way through Cordele past the former ACL searchlights that still guard the diamonds. Notice the Heart of Georgia Truck to the right.
Chicago intermodal train Q025 only has a few hundred miles left to go before terminating in Jacksonville, Florida. The hotshot intermodal train is seen passing through downtown Cordele on a beaut... (more)
A former Conrail unit throttles up as it leads a Norfolk Southern unit rock train south past the CSX/NS/HOG interlocking.
With a GP20 on each end, the SAM Shortline passenger excursion heads to tie up for the evening passing the rolling hills and farm lands west of town.
With a GP20 on each end, the SAM Shortline passenger excursion comes into Cordele for loading.
Two things that will soon be a thing of the past, YN2 paint and active searchlights on CSX.
HOG 2038 leads the SAM Shortline Passenger excursion across the diamonds and by the newly erected signals in town with one of the new Heart of Georgia GP38-2's on the other end.