RAILFEST ~ MONDAY
The "Georgia Diesel Special" is ready to depart Grand Junction. Old slogan applies: The Southern Serves the South.
Number 126 shows plenty of steam on this cool, wet morning. Waiting for passengers to board the "Tunnel Turn."
NS Operation Lifesaver unit #5826 does some switching. Number 126 envelopes GP38-3 #5826 in steam.
#630 is ready to depart with another Missionary Ridge Local. It almost looks like a race!?! On your mark, get set......
We'll leave "just as soon as it stops raining" (or before.) #630 pulls next to #126 for a Railfest "Whistle Salute."
A happy (and prepared) caboose cupola rider! Conductor R. Duncan keeps his eyes on the tracks.
#630 rolls into Grand Junction with Diner 3158 behind. GP59 #4610 and NS "executive unit" #4271 look sharp.
Steam locomotive #126 hides behinds diesels. Number 630 climbs Grand Junction Wye in the rain.
Number 630 slides past all the other equipment. Norfolk Southern diesels are lined up: 8088, 4271 & 4610.
Balloon Artist Mike Edwards rode Missionary Ridge Local trains. NC&StL caboose 41 is obvious in its bright red paint.
Coosa Valley Model Railroad Association was running trains. Rain, rain...GO AWAY!
Almost ready for the final departure from Grand Junction. Portrait of the Railfest Star: Recently-restored 2-8-0 #630.