Powder River Special         
All the way from Wyoming, this BNSF unit coal train is just back from offloading Powder River coal at a Plant Scherer, near Macon. Here, it is shown at Reeves.
Date: 4/6/2006 Location: Plainville, GA   Map Show Plainville on a rail map Views: 401 Collection Of:   Jerry Conaway
Locomotives: BNSF 5609(AC44CW) BNSF 5882(ES44AC) BNSF 5672(AC44CW)    Author:  Jerry Conaway
Powder River Special
Picture Categories: Action This picture is part of album:  Norfolk Southern's Atlanta North District
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J P General Actually, Jerry, this is a coal train comes from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, and it goes to Plant Scherer just north of Macon at Arkwright. They run constantly, I've seen numerous southbounds (eastbounds, ie 734, 738) loads and numerous northbounds (westbounds, ie 733, 739) in a single day's railfanning. Coal coming from the Appalacian mines usually train NS power, like the trains that go down the C line from Brice to Plant Wansley. Also, as a side note, NS refers to this piece of railroad (Austell to Chattanooga) as the Atlanta North District, not the Atlanta Sub. 6/8/2006 10:44:29 PM

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