High hood Tracing its origins back to the Alco RS1 and then EMD GP7 models, the high hood feature would be standard on the first hood unit locomotives built. Later designs would chop this ... (more)
With an uncommon blue painted SD60 in the lead, an empty ballast train rolls south of Atlanta for another load of granite.
Insulation Station Numerous insulated rails await their installation somewhere along the tracks of the NS Atlanta South District, but until then they patiently sit alongside the mainline i... (more)
N&W 8505 and NS 6557 smoke it up and rattle a few windows as they accelerate away from a meet at McDonough. The N&W C36-7 was a nice sight leading a train by this date as the NS paint had nearly c... (more)
One of six that they owned a NS B36-7 sits inside the
training center at McDonough.
Young blood Built in September of 1979, NS 5256 has the distinction and honor of being the youngest and thus last GP38-2 built for the Southern Railway. It and two other GP38-2s as well as... (more)
Built for the Penn Central in 1973, NS 5270 and another GP38-2 rests as the power for local train G19 and sit quietly near the ma... (more)
Mismatch This GP38-2 sits on the lead to the NS McDonough training center with a very unique looking NS logo alongside it.
NS 207 blasts down the tangent track by the 185H between Grove and Locust Grove enroute to Atlanta.
At last, the quest for a blue SD60 is over! After getting screwed on getting this unit, one of the few SD60's in HLCX dark blue, I finally got the unit on the point in good light. Here the empty H... (more)
A short 119 splits the intermediate signals at McDonough.
Norfolk Southern High The NS 2922, ex-Conrail 7746, now serves the railroad by training new hires on how to run a successful one at the NS training center. Many interesting types of equip... (more)
NS's play railroad New hires to NS get to play with this former CR GP38 during their job training. It is the last non dash 2 GP38 on the NS roster.
An all EMD consist isn't common on NS, but five 2nd generation EMD's (and an ex-EMD Slug) is downright cool. This power move is seen at Grove, the south end of McDonough siding.