Hartwell Railroad's out of place EJ&E SD38 navigates a former Southern Railway branchline in North Georgia on a dreary winter afternoon.
The Hartwell's most recent acquisition, ex-SOU/NS GP38-2 No. 5130, looks right at home along the former Southern Railway branch as it trundles past the beautifully restored Lavonia depot.
HRT 1973 (ex PC 7874), HRT 654 (ex EJE 654) and HRT 3000 (ex MKT 186) pass Lavonia, GA 10/27/17 on their run to the NS interchange at Toccoa, GA.
After a day of drilling storage cars around Bowersville, the Hartwell crew makes a late day run to pick up some cars on the main at Lavonia. The crew will take it a few miles and call it a day.
The Hartwell Railroad road train passes the old depot in Lavonia with a colorful mix of power: former Conrail/CSX GP38 #1973, recently-acquired NS GP38-2 #5130, EJ&E SD38 #654, and St Lawrence & A... (more)
Awaiting Assignment? Now employed by the Hartwell Railroad, this former CNW power rests with a mixed consist amidst some old passenger cars and other discarded items.
An old CNW veteran now working for the Hartwell takes a break on a Sunday morning.
Former EJ&E 654 leads a northbound Hartwell train for the NS by the nicely restored depot at Lavonia.
HRT GP35 Nș3044 stands in Lavonia, Georgia wearing it's original attire from EMD's Lagrange plant, built in January 1965.
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)
An up close look at the details on the truck set of HRT's GP35, 136, in Lavonia, Georgia.
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.
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.
Something about this scene just doesn't quiet fit. A Conrail GP38 passes a Southern whistle board as the train approaches Lavonia, Ga.