The Norfolk Southern Georgia Division runs 148 miles from Atlanta, Georgia to Chattanooga Tennessee. The line began as the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad in 1869. Later the route was owned by the Southern Railroad until it's merger with the Norfolk & Western produced today's Norfolk Southern.
This route begins at Inman Yard, 6 miles Northwest of Atlanta, and runs to Chattanooga's DeButts Yard. As one of the heaviest traffic rail lines in the South, it hosts over 24 trains each day. The viewer will see Powder River unit coal train on their way to and from the world's largest coal fired power plant; molten sulfur unit trains; and the 'Triple Crown Roadrailer' service.
All types of modern freight traffic will roar by behind the latest NS power as well as Union Pacific and Kansas City Southern pool locomotives. As a special treat a 1991 New Georgia Railroad steam fan trip is shown running on this line.
Michigan Fast Freight
In 1967, noted railroad photographer, Emery Gulash filmed the railroads serving his hometown area of Detroit, Michigan. During this year he recorded, in color, six major railroad company freight train operations. This presents the viewer with a complete record of what railroading was like during this time period.
A full range of diesel engine models, including a trio of 'demonstrator' SD-45s, will be seen at work for their respective railroads. Many types of freight cars and cabooses, which have vanished from today's railroads, are clearly seen. Scenes include views of lineside signals, train order masts, and interlocking towers. This is truly a visual slice of history.
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Total time - 52 minutes