Six months before the CN takeover, one of the last "J Ball" painted units catches the orange light of sunset. The 654 would eventually follow me to Georgia, landing on the Hartwell Rail... (more)
A Gibson Yard job returns passing Calumet Tower, which lasted much longer than I expected and was the last "true" interlocking tower in the state, closing in March 2013.
A couple of EMDs lead the Atlanta to Chicago intermodal, when the dog still worked the Nashville and Evansville ramps. I initiated the discussions with CSX that led to a non-stop Q028 Atlanta-Chi... (more)
A northbound Hamlet to Radnor freight passes the foothills and textile mills north of Cartersville.
Amtrak's Phase I Heritage Unit leads an on-time train #19, The Crescent, out of Atlanta.
When I started taking pictures in the 1990, catching a high hood GP9 leading on the Grand Trunk Western was a highlight. 25 years later, what was then new power is all it takes to get me excited.
22N has a rolling meet with 288-30. A crew started calling this train "Twenty Two Nacho" a few years ago and is now referred to a such by most crews, dispatchers and yardmasters.
Originating in Chattanooga, TN; the NS office car train is making good time on it's way back to Altoona.
Inbound 298 passes train 282-29 changing crews just out of sight on the runaround track.
A colorful consist on a CP/NS ethanol train.
A pair of "Grinstein Green" MACs on a run-through NS coal train pass a CSX maintainer waiting at the recently replaced CSX signals at 10th Street.
A lightly toasted SD60 shoves a train of ethyl alcohol into the yard at Doraville, GA.
One of the few UP SD9043MACs to receive the lightning stripe treatment passes the statue of Roy Roger's horse Trigger, which had a custom saddle made at the tannery where I am standing.
The green may have fade to a lime sherbert color, but this leaser is still looking good handling thousands of dollars of new automobiles destined for Georgia and South Carolina.
A matched set of Citirail leasers pilot a Georgia Power coal train through a recently harvested cotton field on the way South to Georgia Power's Plant R.W. Scherer in Juliette, GA. This is the fi... (more)