In early Spring 2005, I caught the Hartwell Railroad in Lavonia, Georgia with an ex-Chicago & Northwestern hgh hood GP9 tied down at the old grain mill in town.
Running an odd 2x1 lineup, a southbound HRT train leaves Bowersville and heads out towards its final destination of Dewy Rose, GA. Snaking through the hills of Royston GA. HRT 4556, an Ex-CNW GP9R... (more)
After a long trip, the crew finally ties down their train in Dewy Rose GA, putting an end to their long day out on the rails, and putting an end to our 3 hour long chase.
I shot this old four axle high hood locomotive back in 2005 in Lavonia, Georgia. The heritage of the unit seemed pretty evident to me, former Chicago & Northwestern #4556, an EMD GP9. An online so... (more)
This Hartwell Railroad train is made up of three paint schemes of railroads that did not exist in 2005 when this was taken -- the Chicago & Northwestern, the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac and... (more)
On the way down to Atlanta, I felt like it would only be right to stop in Lavonia on the way, to see what they had over in the sheds. Not too my surprise, the Ex-CNW, HRT 4556, was the only one in... (more)
As the sun sets behind the horizon, HRT 4556, (Ex. CNW) sits at the shops in Lavonia Georgia, patiently awaiting it's next assignment
A little something for fans of just about anything transportation in this one. The Hartwell Railroad is just filled with relics of all sorts. Many of the railroad's locomotives are in full color... (more)
Former Highhood C&NW 4556 and EX EJ&E 654 now owned by The Hartwell Railroad (HRT) sit tied down for the night in Bowersville.
HRT GP9 #4556 still wearing its CN&W paint leads HRT GP38 #1973 still in its Conrail Paint north to Toccoa, GA, to pick up cars from Norfolk Southern and return south to Bowersville. They are seen... (more)
EX C&NW 4556 now HRT 4556 heads back South to Bowersville after interchanging with Norfolk Southern.
HRT GP9 #4556 still wearing its original C&NW paint, pulls two covered Hoppers from the Norfolk Southern interchange in Toccoa back south to Bowersville as they pass through Martin, GA.
Former C&NW now HRT GP9 #4556 and former EJ&E now HRT SD38 #654 are seen here resting for the night in Bowersville, GA.
HRT GP9 #4556 still wearing its C&NW paint scheme, is seen here coupled up to the tail end of a train for the night at Lavonia, GA.
A rolling museum of sorts sits tied down for the day on the Hartwell Railroad at the NS interchange in Toccoa, Ga. The ex C&NW GP9 and ex Conrail GP38 bracket an ex NS/SOU GP38-2.