The new Pilgrim's Pride feedmill in Fairmount, GA was already receiving test shipments, so I knew any unit train on the Georgia Northeastern could be the last. I ventured out in gloomy weather to... (more)
Job 102 is bringing the first cut of 27 empty CSX covered hoppers back from the Pilgrim's Pride feed mill in Holly Springs. I didn't know it at the time, but this would be the last unit train of ... (more)
Sunday grain empties return south on a mostly overcast morning
The Tate - Marietta southbound rolls through Woodstock
Georgia Northeastern Railroads Tate - Marietta train rolls south through Holly Springs,GA with GP38's #2000 & #9706 bracketing GP18 #8705.
5+ years after Patriot Rail purchased the line, a trio of GNRR painted stallions was enough to get me out of the house. The 8705 has since been moved up to the Blue Ridge Scenic passenger side of... (more)
Georgia Northeastern's Tate - Marietta southbound works its way through the woods of Keithsburg,GA passing one of the few sidings on the old Hook & Eye Line. No Patriot Rail junk today!
Engineer Anthony grabs a couple notches aboard Georgia Northeastern GP38-2 #2000 as they bring an empty grain train south passing through some nice fall colors nearing Marietta,GA.
One of the last Georgia Northeastern grainers returns corn empties south to the CSX interchange at Elizabeth. Pilgrim's Pride is constructing a new unit train capable mill in Ranger, GA; replacin... (more)
Even 35 empty covered hoppers can get the girls worked up, at 10mph and the same gradient and allignment as the original Marietta & North Georgia Railroad constructed in the 1870's.
GNRR GP38-2 #2000 leads CEFX 421, GNRR 9708, CLC 3804, CLC 3810, GNRR 9706 and 46 cars along Canton Rd. in Marietta, GA 8/12/20. The train will terminate at Elizabeth, GA a short distance ahead, ... (more)
Job 102 from Tate to Elizabeth crosses over the recently expanded US-41 overpass.
Passing the beautifully maintained depot at Holly Springs, GA. Yes, those are holly trees, with their distinctive red berries, planted next to the depot.
With 25 empty corn & soybean covered hoppers, Job 103 coasts over the Little River on the old Atlanta, Knoxville & Northern Railway.
The southbound Tate - Marietta train rolls past the remnants of an abandoned building south of Ball Ground.