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Old 04-21-2016, 02:24 AM   #3
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The 6555 has been sold and is being worked on at PowerRail (or whatever they are calling themselves today) in Monroe. This leaves the entire group with one painted unit, 6580 which is likely safe. It is very doubtful 6525 will ever run again, in addition to the major electrical issues it also has a bent frame and is unlikely anyone would purchase it.
I don't forsee anything from the Hartwell being sold, even the GP35s are getting some work done to them.
I have not been up in awhile but traffic appears good on the Hartwell, the CSX interchange has been reinstated and the new feed mill south of Bowersville is active. Seems like they are running something or the other 5 days a week, much better than the very bleak state the line was in when I first visited in 2008 and the entire south end was stuffed full of storage cars.
Coal to UGA on the Athens Line ended in 2015, no traffic south of the Paradise Valley industrial park nowdays unfortunately, leaving the rails very rusty on the far more interesting parts of the line.

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