A Georgia Northeastern weekend extra returns 20 empty covered hoppers to the CSX interchange at Elizabeth. I'm generally not a fan of shadows, but like how this turned out.
The super elevation isn't necessary for 10mph running on 100 lb. 1920's era rail. Both the rail and the ex-Southern Pacific GP20 have seen much faster speeds.
It is easy to see why the L&N chose a completely different alignment for their Knoxville to Atlanta mainline. While running only 10mph, the Georgia Northeastern still does a good job maintaining ... (more)