RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 3182 Norfolk Southern EMD SD40 at Mableton, Georgia by Michael Derrick
 
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
EMD SD40 (more..)
Downtown Mableton (more..)
Mableton, Georgia, USA (more..)
1999
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NS 3182 (more..)
NS 161 (more..)
Michael Derrick (more..)
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Home sweet home for me in the late 1990s. Mableton, GA where I met some of my best friends in this hobby. Not via Facebook or some other heads up group; the internet was barely a player in our railfanning at this point. Friends were made by rolling down into Mableton on a Saturday night and saying "Mike Derrick, pleased to meet you." to someone I hadn't met. It makes me wonder now that Mableton has not been home for nearly 15 years if people still park at Barnes Hardware and watch trains on Saturday nights. Oh, and the photo. Well, here is life not long after the Conrail split, when both CSX and NS moved freight with anything they could. While the leader is special in its own right, as the Southern SD40s were toward the end of their career at this point, the second unit was actually shipped to the United States after ore service for Hammersly Iron in Australia. Yes, the lease market was that hot. If it ran, it earned money. And every leasing company gladly obliged. NREX 6064 eventually found a home on the Utah Railway, where she lives to this day. Many of us probably shaved with NS 3182 long ago...
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