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.
Amazing the difference a year can make... none of these units are currently operating on the FEC.
I really wanted a Champion painted unit, but in retrospect a snoot nose ex-UP wasn't bad considering these un-rebuilt SD40-2s are being stored upon return from CSX.
A colorful consist with a grey leader got me out of the house with my 2 & 4 year old kids. Luckily the train kept rolling so no time for boredom to take hold.