They call it the barcode, seen here leading an empty Georgia Power R.W. Scherer coal train over the Alabama Division East End District to avoid the congested Atlanta North District.
GKLX 195 is powered by a Cummins engine, rebuilt from an NW2. The unit still works GK mill in Waco, Georgia where it's been since 2000.
With only four former UP SD90MACs remaining active prior to entering the SD70ACU rebuild program, time is dwindling on photo opportunities for the NS Canaries. NS 7238 leads the day's 153 to Birmi... (more)
NS SD80MAC #7203 leads eastbound Norfolk Southern intermodal train #24E upgrade through Waco, Georgia, milepost 689 of NS's East End District. The fast moving clouds almost spoiled this shot for m... (more)
NS SD70ACe #1018 leads eastbound Norfolk Southern manifest train #172 upgrade through Waco, Georgia, milepost 689 of NS's East End District.
Norfolk Southern stack train 22G (Long Beach,CA to Atlanta,GA) rolls through the west Georgia hills behind a new Union Pacific ET44AC and an ex SP AC4400CW. CSX ES44AC #3138 was pushing on the rea... (more)
With "The Chef" working as the conductor, Alabama Division local A43 rounds the superelevated curve at Waco with a high-nose GP38-2 in charge as the sun sets.
NS's Norfolk and Western Railway "Heritage" ES44AC #8103 and NS SD70 #2572 lead eastbound manifest train #M54 upgrade through Waco, Georgia at milepost 689 on NS's East End District.
NS train Juan Fiddy Tree rolls through the kudzu at Waco on its way to Birmingham behind a former UP SD9043MAC leading five NS black & whites.
NS 226 was the 7th intermodal in 5 hours. In order it was 220, I2Z, 24E, 22G, 290, 21R and this 226... the dispatcher had his hands full with trains hog-lawing from a broken rail and a local thro... (more)
The former KCS 2024 leads a large intermodal over the mountainous East End District.
Unfortunately, sun was difficult to find this day.
NS sent me a nice birthday present. With only the first 3 of the 8 units on-line, he was dogging it and eventually died at Bremen.
A43 heads back to Anniston after working Bremen with an ex Conrail SD40-2 leading an ex UP SD40-2
With the skies clearing, a late 172 running at the perfect time and my Wife out for a run; I loaded up my 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son for a choo-choo adventure. A good time was had by ... (more)