The Rusted Rail
This year's Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk is just around the corner on October 11th and this year I'll be hosting the Buford, Georgia event.
All photographers are welcome and we will have a great group again this year from across the region.
Buford is located in Gwinnett County Northeast of Atlanta just off of I-85/I-985. The downtown area features a number of quaint shops, historic buildings, and the tracks of the Norfolk Southern which pass through town. We'll be meeting on the square in downtown and walking the main street starting at 9am.
Click the official link here to learn more and register.
Hope to see you there!
Everytime I go downtown to watch trains on the Ex-Southern Main, I expect that the old signal bridge will finally be removed and the new one lifted into place. Each time it is not, I feel a sense of reprieve.
Hopefully there are plans for the museum here in town to get one of them for display?
A pair of visiting Union Pacific engines leads a southbound manifest under the signal bridge this morning a few miles from home.
Labor Day is a big weekend for steam locomotives in the US.
The big news this weekend is the return to steam action of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's 4501 which will be a part of the annual RAILFEST! this weekend in Chattanooga, TN.
I look forward to seeing the 4501 as it returns to the rails as part of the Norfolk Southern's 21st Century Steam program over the next few years, joining the 630, the NKP 765, and hopefully soon the Norfolk & Western 611 undergoing restoration in North Carolina in Spencer.
The photo above is of the 611's long-time excursion partner the NW 1218 which resides at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke which would also be a great destination this holiday weekend.
Wherever you spend the weekend, I hope you have a great end to the Summer, see a bunch of trains, and stay safe near the tracks!
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