Just two days after independence day GC L783 roars through downtown Pembroke with 80 loads of coal.
The sounds of the thunder storm and the thunder of hard working prime movers fill the air as these old school GE's muscle 80 cars of coal through a Georgia thunderstorm.
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If it were a scene in a movie, the music that comes to my mind that would best go with it is the theme of “The Magnific... (more)
D&H Bicentennial U23B #1776 sits on a train at Mechanicville Yard
Louisville & Nashville U23B #2728 leads Atlanta & West Point/Western Railway of Alabama train 2nd #215. Louisville & Nashville U23B #2728 was built June 1973 and later became CSX #3257
GC L783 roars westbound with 80 cars of loaded coal. The engines are still dripping wet from passing through a thunder shower just to the east.
GC 3938 leads an 80 car coal train westbound through a downpour in Pembroke, GA. The train is bound for SP Paper in Dublin.
Four U-Boats and a CIRR SW1500 lead an 80 car coal train past the Manassas depot in the midst of a Georgia thunderstorm. The train is bound for SP paper in Dublin. Yes the sound was awesome!
The trio of U-Boats on L782 make their own storm as summer cumulus clouds build on the Horizon in Claxton, GA.
GC L782 rolls through Ohoopee, GA, the last town on the line before the train gets to the shops in Lyons where they will tie up.
The northbound Joint Line Santa Fe local heads for Denver at the old flyover at Spruce. Pike's Peak appears in the distant background (the snowy mountain).
GC L782 wades through the grass just east of Collins as it heads back towards Lyons.
GC L783 gets notched back up to track speed after crossing the imfamous 1 mile long Meldrim trestle, the site of the deadly Meldrim trestle disaster of 1959.
Happy 4th of July! Downtown Pembroke is all decked out for Independence Day as L783 smokes it up through town on the way to Groveland to swap trains with L782.
A trio of U23B's releases a massive plume of smoke as the train wades through the sea of grass in downtown Claxton. Sadly this scene will soon be gone with the relocation of the track to make way ... (more)