Having successfully made the 17 mile climb over the mountain, 221 accelerates past Cornelia as the rain begins to pick up again.
The rain has slowed to a drizzle as NS 221 crosses the Tugalo River into Georgia on a rain soaked summer afternoon. A western trio, headed by a former Burlington Northern SD60M, leads the Charlott... (more)
NS 6587, the lowest-numbered SD60 built for NS and one of 47 still in active service, leads Charlotte-Atlanta intermodal 221 through the sweeping s-curve at Red Lane, on the north end of the doubl... (more)
A C40-9 and SD60E combine to power a long southbound intermodal train through Gainesville, Georgia on NS's Greenville District. At the time the photo was taken, this line was part of the Piedmont ... (more)
The Wabash heritage SD70ACe struggles to pull NS #221 up the stiff grade at Birmont Junction coming off the Piedmont Division. They would stall with their 11'000 foot train and have to have a yard... (more)
Old and the New. Shiny new rebuilt power leads an intermodal train past a historic caboose built and owned by the Southern and now part of the Hub City Railroad Museum in Spartanburg, SC. T... (more)
NS 221 emerges from an early morning haze and sunrise, as the train swings into the thriving college town of Clemson on a humid April morning.
Southbound NS 221 rolls through Norris, SC between the Route 137 and Cook Road crossings. The third unit in the consist is the Monongahela Heritage Unit.
Under a pristine blue sky, former CITX SD9043MAC No. 7331 leads 221 through Buford as the train hustles past the bronze statue of Roy Rogers and his palomino horse, Trigger.
One of the remaining CIT blue SD90MACs roaming the NS system leads Charlotte to Atlanta intermodal train 221 past the Southern States feed mill in Flowery Branch, GA.
A pair of ex Conrail SD60's blow past the Amtrak station at Gainesville,GA with intermodal train #221 for Atlanta on the Piedmont Division.
NS 221 flies down the single track between Oakwood and Flowery Branch with a duo of classic standard cab SD60s leading the way.
NS 8103, the Norfolk and Western heritage unit, leads NS train 221 past the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, on its way to Atlanta.
Orange you glad to see this? 221 rolls by the intermediate signal at White Sulphur after meeting three trains at Cagle. The BNSF (and GE Tier 4 demonstrator) set off of Los Angeles to Atlan... (more)
A fresh SD70ACU and an ET44AC lead NS 221 through the industrial chicken plant-filled area of Gainesville on a hot Tuesday.