RAILFEST ~ MONDAY

 

MONDAY1     MONDAY2

The "Georgia Diesel Special" is ready to depart Grand Junction.     Old slogan applies: The Southern Serves the South.

 

MONDAY3     MONDAY4

Number 126 shows plenty of steam on this cool, wet morning.   Waiting for passengers to board the "Tunnel Turn."

 

MONDAY5     MONDAY6

NS Operation Lifesaver unit #5826 does some switching.           Number 126 envelopes GP38-3 #5826 in steam.

 

MONDAY7      MONDAY8

#630 is ready to depart with another Missionary Ridge Local.      It almost looks like a race!?!  On your mark, get set......

 

MONDAY9     MONDAY10

We'll leave "just as soon as it stops raining" (or before.)          #630 pulls next to #126 for a Railfest "Whistle Salute."

 

          MONDAY11                  MONDAY12

          A happy (and prepared) caboose cupola rider!                    Conductor R. Duncan keeps his eyes on the tracks.

 

MONDAY13     MONDAY14

#630 rolls into Grand Junction with Diner 3158 behind.             GP59 #4610 and NS "executive unit" #4271 look sharp.

 

MONDAY16     MONDAY17

Steam locomotive #126 hides behinds diesels.                          Number 630 climbs Grand Junction Wye in the rain.

 

MONDAY19     MONDAY15

Number 630 slides past all the other equipment.                  Norfolk Southern diesels are lined up: 8088, 4271 & 4610.

 

 

MONDAY18     MONDAY20

Balloon Artist Mike Edwards rode Missionary Ridge Local trains.   NC&StL caboose 41 is obvious in its bright red paint.


MONDAY21     MONDAY22

Coosa Valley Model Railroad Association was running trains.                             Rain, rain...GO AWAY!

 

MONDAY23     MONDAY24

Almost ready for the final departure from Grand Junction.         Portrait of the Railfest Star: Recently-restored 2-8-0 #630.

 

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