Republic is about finished with Hartwell #4, and soon the engine will be pulling passenger trains.
After shoving the 'road' train onto the south leg of the wye at Bowersville, engineer Eddie grabs a pair of GP35's to move storage cars off of the main so we could continue south to Elberton.
Coal for Christmas On the day after Christmas the Athens Line delivers two cars of coal to the UGA powerplant in Athens. The steep grade into the plants means that only two loads at a time ... (more)
Westbound Hartwell RR train between Airline and Bowersville
Hartwell RY Passenger Division engine 1048 and coach had derailed a couple of days before.
Hartwell RY Passenger Division 11 leaves Bowersville with the July 4th afternoon train, headed for Hartwell.
654 was one of the last "J-Ball" motors on EJ&E's roster I can remember seeking down in Chicagoland before CN took over.
Not in Kansas anymore
Built for The J in 1970 and usually seen roaming around Lake Michigan, this fine product from EMD now finds itself miles from its former home in Illinois and as one o... (more)
A weathered ex-CSX, ex-CR, nee-PC geep basks in the sun on a beautiful March day.
A time-worn veteran of the rails rests on a cloudy evening in Toccoa, GA. The unit was built as PC 7874 in January of 1971. Here, 41 years later, the unit earns its keep on the Hartwell Railroad.
Back when this was about all HRT had.
The classic face of a old friend. A deathbed visit with one of my favorite locomotives, the Hartwell 3016, a former DRGW veteran has been sold to RSSX and is soon to be departing for Longview, Tex... (more)
Former Southern Railway GP30 2594 working now for the Hartwell leads a cut of cars north. Today she resides
in her original Southern paint at the Tennessee Valley
The HRT can really be a museum unto itself. These two items are at the shop in Airline, but locked behind lengthy cuts of storage cars leading to the mainline.
Hartwell power is parked on the mainline adjacent to the abandoned casket factory.