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.
Veteran's unit leading a Jacksonville to Chicago intermodal on the 3rd of July.
Zebra striped Draper-Taper cowl... yes please.
A patriotic leader on Independence Day 2014.
A hodgepodge of two leasers and a GP38-2 finally gets a Nashville-Atlanta train from the 23rd to destination.
A uni-brow top hat leads a Birmingham to Linwood manifest through the hazy morning sunlight of eastern Alabama.