Gosh, I wish these had caught on. They sounded kind of like a big tractor, nothing like the usual chugging FDL and the were, for lack of a better term, "cute". The early order had FB-2 trucks, l... (more)
Another nice rarity on the SBD.
Gosh, for a simple scheme that didn't cost a fortune to apply, for my money you just can't beat this one. And there were only four of the ex-L&N GP-18s. One was destroyed prior to SBD. So this ... (more)
Passing the depot at College Park is Atlanta & West Point train #413, originated at L&N's Atlanta Tilford Yard
Returning to Etowah
A day after New Year's in 1986 found one of the SCL Uceta GP16 rebuilds at the platforms in West Palm Beach. Note the track gang house still there at the time. Hard to believe that sort of thing s... (more)
Serving as power for the Oglethorpe Switcher, along with caboose SCL 01092, B23-7 # 5147 idles in the yard while the crew is in the depot. The crossing with the former Southern Railway (Central o... (more)
Seaboard System train #507, Manchester-Fitzgerald, GA long distance local, passing north end of Woodland siding. B23-7 5145 leads GP16 4714, GP38-2 6049 and GP16 4770
SCL train #308 heads into the south end of the south siding at Manchester Yard as Birmingham originated # 307 holds the main. The counterparts run between former L&N Birmingham Boyles Yard and Ri... (more)
Getting ready to take a spin on the West Jax turntable are SCL GP38-2 #6058 and GP40 #1588
Upon delivery, Georgia Railroad 6051 was sublettered "Franklin M. Garrett", a long-time and popular Atlanta area historian and railfan. Unit later became CSX 2702
Built as L&N 6016, the 6016 eventually became CSX 2667. The L&N heritage is obvious by the chain hanging from the frame of the locomotive. This track is about 300 yards west of the depot.
Waiting in the siding for a southbound
Looks like the field is ready for planting