A CSX tank train rolls thru Berea with some borrowed help.
A set of SD40E's rolled by. I expected these on the west siope, but not here!
At the famous Berea, an NS train waits for others to clear including a late Amtrak. Area railroads were recovering from the extreme cold and snow that impacted the area.
Pushers lean into a stack train while the blower waits. The blower has a small jet engine for blasting snow and ice out of switches.
A tank train heads up the mountain, helped by pushers as the temperatures plunge.
Temperatures plunge toward 10F. The snow was winding down, but had kept up most of the day as yet another intermodal charges up the mountain.
Chattooga & Chickamauga 102 made its last run on Friday, March 16, 2018. She still sits in the yard at LaFayette, GA, but her stacks are wrapped with plastic garbage bags and parts have already b... (more)
Intermodal charging up the mountain at Casssandra. One had to climb over a snowbank to get to the bridge, but you know, train photos are important!
The sun comes out for a bit but it's about 12 degrees and windy so it does not matter at all. The windchill was biting and the platform was snow covered, but the shot was worth it.
The detector goes off, out of the 4X4 across the snowbank and onto the snow covered bridge to catch an eastbound storming the mountain.
Built by the Alabama-Great Southern Railroad in 1891, the depot in Ft. Payne, Alabama, is a beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. It was built with locally quarried pink and... (more)
Down the mountain in the cold with an empty coal train. Cassandra was my favorite part of the railroad in this area.
SD40E pushers zip up the mountain at Cassandra.
Trains meet at Cresson
Two big macs roll into Cresson on this very cold and snowy day. A winter storm continued to impact the west slope.