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Adam Armstrong's Collection
 
12/15/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Adam Armstrong
Dates:6/26/2009 - 12/31/2009
Album Info:This album contains photos from scenes and industries along the Georgia Northeastern RR in North Georgia.
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Looking north toward Keithsburg, this new siding ends at that pile of rocks on the left. Anyone know what they put that here let me know please!! Thanks!
Title:  Looking north toward Keithsburg, this new siding ends at that pile of rocks on the left. Anyone know what they put that here let me know please!! Thanks!
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Photo Date:  6/26/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:08:58 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
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Stored tankers on the GNRR
Title:  Stored tankers on the GNRR
Description:  This is the JP hayes lumber company spur located in keithsburg, GA aka canton. The lumber company hasnt used the rails in years. A dozen JM huber cars was stored here...10 minutes later they got moved further north.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:12:10 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Track
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Stored tankers looking south
Title:  Stored tankers looking south
Description:  Here is the shot looking south, I apologize for it being blury but thought I would share a rare scene.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:14:14 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Track
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The cool little switch stand.
Title:  The cool little switch stand.
Description:  Further up the line just north of downtown Ballground, Ga we find this little guy. As you can see the cobwebs on this target is a tale tale sign that it hasnt been used in years. This has been abandoned for several years now.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:27:35 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Track
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The mighty has fallen.
Title:  The mighty has fallen.
Description:  Nelson is north of Ball ground and was once home to the marble giant GA marble. This was one of their large mills on the line and was good for several cars per day in there prime. It was recently reopened and sees no freight traffic.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:29:42 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Track
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Views:  159   Comments: 0
Ex- Georgia marble switcher.
Title:  Ex- Georgia marble switcher.
Description:  This was a quick grab shot of the ex GA marble swither, they moved her into the open to deter vandals from doing dirty deeds to her.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:32:10 PM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  133   Comments: 0
The marble spur
Title:  The marble spur
Description:  This is a seldom seen look at the deplorable track condition on the marble mine spur. The tracks runs back several miles to the marble pits. A series of switchbacks are used due to the steep grades. As this vantage point see how steep it is back to the yard.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:34:43 PM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Track
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Views:  165   Comments: 0
L&N country
Title:  L&N country
Description:  That classic L&N switch target is becoming rare on this line. Slowly they fall to the more easy to use small switch targets.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:37:14 PM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Track
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Views:  135   Comments: 0
The tate yard.
Title:  The tate yard.
Description:  This picture is looking at the beginning of the tate yard. Most of these cars go further north to Whitestone to the quarry up there where the line terminates as far as revenue service goes.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:40:28 PM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Track
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Views:  99   Comments: 0
Tate yard
Title:  Tate yard
Description:  Here we have the beginning of the Marble spur. The southbound train is being made up in the background.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:49:21 PM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  134   Comments: 0
The Ga marble spur
Title:  The Ga marble spur
Description:  The line drops down quick the photo sorta shows how steep this branchline is.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:51:25 PM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Track
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Daily southbound train
Title:  Daily southbound train
Description:  We are on HWY 53 at the Tate depot watching and waiting for the daily southbound train to make up its train.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/27/2009 7:45:41 AM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Station,Track,Action
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Views:  119   Comments: 0
Action at Tate.
Title:  Action at Tate.
Description:  We have the conductor jumping on and taking the ride of his life. Cars rock severely across this switch.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/27/2009 7:47:47 AM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Station,Track,Action
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Views:  115   Comments: 0
The lonely switch target.
Title:  The lonely switch target.
Description:  This is the lonely switch target to a abandoned lumber industry just south of Ball ground, GA. Interesting fact, every lumber industry on this line north of Marietta has gone out of business.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:20:50 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Track
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Views:  111   Comments: 0
Looking north toward Ball Ground, GA.
Title:  Looking north toward Ball Ground, GA.
Description:  This is looking north toward Ball Ground, GA. This little gravel road leads to an old house, with grass 5 feet tall. A classic southern scene.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:23:51 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Track
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Views:  117   Comments: 0
Surprise of the day!
Title:  Surprise of the day!
Description:  While the daily southbound was creeping down the tracks behind me, I called it a day. Only to run into this northbound train! The first ever meet Ive ever seen in my 25 years living along the GNRR
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/27/2009 7:50:07 AM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Track,Action
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Views:  154   Comments: 0
Racing back north.
Title:  Racing back north.
Description:  I quickly turned around to see how they where going to meet. The S.B. train held just south of Ball ground. While the NB train came up to the old lumber yard cut off half his train, ran back south to the old Tyson mill plant and went into the hole.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/27/2009 7:52:18 AM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Track,Action
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Cutting off in the old lumber yard.
Title:  Cutting off in the old lumber yard.
Description:  The NB cuts off his train and runs back SB to go into the hole. While the NB is just literally around the curve waiting for the all clear. At this point I was later than Amtrak and had to scramble back home.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/27/2009 7:55:04 AM
Location:  Tate, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Action
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Views:  122   Comments: 0
ROW detail shot
Title:  ROW detail shot
Description:  This is looking south toward Canton, GA around the bend is the spur to UAC corporation.
Photo Date:  12/31/2009  Upload Date: 6/26/2009 11:02:07 PM
Location:  Canton, GA
Author:  Adam Armstrong
Categories:  Scenic,Track
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Views:  101   Comments: 0


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