CSX 911 "Spirit of our First Responders and CSX 1776 "Spirit of our Armed Forces" wait for a signal to let them into Atlanta under the gloomy sky in Smyrna, GA.
CSX train K442 p... (more)
A southbound coal drag makes its way through Smyrna, GA as the spring colors (and weather too, thankfully) begin to reveal themselves in Metro Atlanta along the Western & Atlantic Subdivision.
Cincinnati to Atlanta manifest Q539-15 glides down the former Western and Atlantic mainline, with only fifteen miles to Atlanta. In the meantime, the train curves through the alluring landscape in... (more)
K661 slides through Smyrna, Georgia while traveling the last several miles of the W&A into Atlanta. Upon arriving, Tilford Yard where an awaiting Abbeville Subdivision crew is on duty, the power w... (more)
A single C40-8 handles an empty grain train on the old L&N through Smyrna, about 10 miles north of Atlanta.
2015 was a complete failure for fall colors, so I figured I'd post an older photos changing leaves and a nice leader.
'The Spirit of Cumberland' leads autorack train Q235 south
One of the last units operating in the once ubiquitous HLCX maroon & blue paint. Oddly enough, it started out life as an NdeM SD40.
An empty coal train leans into the curve near the Dobbins AFB gate behind a pair of mid-1960s veterans - L&N C630 1432 and SD35 1281 (ex-SCL 1907 sent to L&N to help with a power crunch). Just ah... (more)
Still one of my favorite locomotive consists this year, a pair of leasers lead a dead CSX SD70MAC.
Conductor 'Blu' stands beside an ex SP SD45 as he gives a roll-by inspection to a passing K train occupying main 1. After the meet I235 would get the signal to proceed into Tilford.
The CSX business train slides through the town of Smyrna behind a trio of F40PH's on its way to Decoursey,KY.
The second leaser I shot this day. It felt like 2005, not 2015.
Six miles after departing Tilford Yard, Atlanta to Cincinnati manifest Q540 stalled. These two engines were sent to rescue the train and give it a shove past Lockair, the next signal to the north ... (more)