Great Walton Railroad/Hartwell Railroad Info Needed

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Great Walton Railroad/Hartwell Railroad Info Needed

Postby frankgaron2 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:16 pm

Hi All:

Will be in Georgia next month and would love to catch some Great Walton Railroad/Hartwell Railroad action.

Can anybody tell me where my best bet would be - where do they keep their locomotives, best days/times to catch them, etc etc? I know they have at least 3-4 different lines now - I can hit any and all I need to.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me!

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Re: Great Walton Railroad/Hartwell Railroad Info Needed

Postby Railman1396 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:03 pm

Locomotives are spread all over. There is a shop on each line I believe. Schedule is pretty much, cars to move, they go move them. No cars, no trains. Between the three lines you shouldn't have an issue finding something moving. Good luck!
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Re: Great Walton Railroad/Hartwell Railroad Info Needed

Postby MattW » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:00 pm

If you prowl the Social Circle-Monroe segment for a few hours, you should catch at least something. There might be some action at the CSX Interchange with Social Circle, but there's not really a great vantage point except maybe a narrow bridge to the east of the area, but no real public parking unless you want to walk all the way from the downtown area. Their shop is up the road a bit, but no good public vantage points, even the two grade crossings on each side you would need a telephoto lens to get any details. Highway 11 runs parallel to the track for a few miles and if you can catch a train and beat it to one of the grade crossings, that's your best bet for any photo opportunities.
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