I took the day off for this consist, the last Soo Line unit I photographed leading a train (so far).
Probably one of the few YN3.5 punctuation mark units to pass this signal. The PTC box and signals have already been installed and were cut in later in the year.
This perfectly placed signal has since succumbed to PTC upgrading. At least the C40-8 is still in YN2 paint!
I don't use the word epic much, but it applies to this consist rolling through the North Georgia Piedmont.
A matched pair of grey KCS ACs leads a run-through Dallas to Atlanta intermodal.
An extra Elkhart-Macon manifest blows by 220-14 running on a restricting behind another intermodal entering Inman Yard.
A retro coal train with standard cabs and system hoppers returning from Port Wentworth, GA back to Norton, VA.
An ex-Helm leaser with handwritten numbering brings a transfer into Forest Park Yard... NS was extremely power short in 2014.
Except for a dinged-up plow, this two year old CREX unit is looking good for a unit in coal service.
Heritage in the Piedmont.
Dogwoods and dwarf signals... It may look like West Virginia or Kentucky, but this location is literally 4 miles from downtown Atlanta.
A text from a friend allowed me to capture a late running GNRR switch job. My wife calls it the Guns-N-Roses Railroad.
The original Norfolk Southern Heritage passes the First Baptist Church in Forest Park.
A 111 car Doraville to East Point transfer passes coal train 735-04 in downtown Atlanta.
A pair of high hoods bring some empty cement hoppers back to Doraville Yard.