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Georgia Florida Railway in Adel

April 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

On a recent trip to South Georgia for business, I came across the Georgia & Florida Railway (GFRR) interchanging with the Norfolk Southern in Adel, Georgia near I-75.

The motive power for the GFRR train was three GP40-2s. Two of them were conventional cabs with distinct Boston & Maine heritage while the third locomotive began life as a Canadian National wide-cab style locomotive.

Georgia & Florida Railway (GFRR) is a network of approximately 264 miles of track commencing from its Albany, Georgia headquarters, and extending into northwestern Florida near the Gulf of Mexico according to their website.

Here are some quick snapshots I took of the locomotives as they waited to head West with their train.

Dogwood Spring

April 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Hopefully the rain this weekend doesn't knock all of the Dogwood blooms from the trees.


Easter Sunday looks like the weather should be great for those egg hunters.


Look Away

April 12, 2014  •  1 Comment


RC and the competition

April 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Royal Crown Cola and the competition in this Americana shot from North, South Carolina.

So which do you prefer? Coke, Pepsi, or RC?


Gas prices

March 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Whenever I see an old gas pump, I'm amused to think that they could not handle a price over 99 cents.  I'm sure when they were designed, the engineers never imagined that gas would cost more than that.


I can still remember paying less than that in the early 1990s when I lived in Arkansas.  Gas was much cheaper there than in Poway where I grew up in California without the "smog taxes".


Filling up the tank might cost $15 even with the fairly bad gas mileage I was getting in my 1984 Jeep Cherokee.


Now of course, $15 only gets you a few gallons and not very far unless you're driving a hybrid.


As I get ready to make the first of several road trips this Spring, those higher gas prices will make a dent in my travel budget and my wallet.


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