The Hartwell crew pulls a second cut of storage cars from deep on the segment between Bowersville and Hartwell, GA.
Hartwell 1973 pulls a pair of empty center beams out of Harbin Lumber. The crew will turn back north here and put a train together for the NS at Bowersville.
A quick drive over to the Hartwell in the afternoon paid off with a late run south out of Toccoa with the Ex-Con & Ex-J SD38 doing the honors.
Hartwell 1973 (ex-Conrail 7874) takes two empty centerbeam cars north from Royston. At Bowersville it will supposedly join another unit and a string of covered hoppers to make the road freight to ... (more)
The sun breaks through the thick clouds hovering over northeast Georgia, making a neon scene out of the Hartwell Railroad as it negotiates the former Southern line toward Bowersville while dense s... (more)
The hills of north Georgia overlook a ribbon of jointed steel rail that negotiates the landscape formerly dominated by the Southern Railway. A Hartwell Railroad southbound glides out of Toccoa beh... (more)
Sweet time has taken its toll on this elder rail veteran. Hartwell Railroad's 1973 (Ex CSX, Exx Conrail, Exxx Penn Central) was built for Penn Central Railroad in 1971, and somehow has lasted thro... (more)
Hartwell Railroad (HRT) local is on the move towards Toccoa, GA to interchange with Norfolk Southern with ex-Penn Central / Conrail / CSXT GP38 no. 1973 leading. Seen here just after departing a p... (more)
With a couple hoppers to drop at the plant, HRT's Bowersville local pulls to a stop in Lavonia, Georgia so it can drop them.
Led by an Ex PC GP38 wearing Conrail colors, a HRT local shoves a couple hoppers into the plant just south of Lavonia before continuing south to Bowersville.
An American flag flies high in Martin, Georgia as a southbound Hartwell Railroad local cruses into town.
After shoving a couple hoppers into the plant here just south of Lavonia, the HRT local pulls out of the lead, preparing to couple back up to it's train and head down to Bowersville, Ga.
A former Penn Central, Conrail, and CSX GP38, now HRT 1973, leads a local from Toccoa to Bowersville through Martin, Ga.
Something about this scene just doesn't quiet fit. A Conrail GP38 passes a Southern whistle board as the train approaches Lavonia, Ga.
After making a quick stop at a store just north of here, a HRT Bowersville local passes through Lavonia, Georgia where Christmas decorations have recently been put up.