Atlanta is a city founded upon and built by railroads. But unlike a lot of railroad towns around America – Atlanta still is a town with railroads actually running through it. It has several Class I railroads running right through and underneath Downtown Atlanta. Here’s a few pictures I’ve taken of them.
Coal train emerging from underneath Philips Arena.
CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads converging just south of Downtown in Castleberry Hill.
CSX spur underneath Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Downtown Atlanta.
MARTA Green line train running parallel to a CSX coal train before diving beneath Philips Arena.
Rail lines headed into Downtown Atlanta with Philips Arena and CNN Center visible.
Dual Norfolk Southern and CSX line curving north to Downtown.
Approaching the Gulch.
Norfolk Southern line running behind Atlantic Station.
The giant Inman Yards.
More Inman Yards looking North.
Inman Yards with skyline in the distance.
Skyline from the Gulch.
Zoom in on the skyline.
Midtown with a moving train.
The smaller – but still huge – CSX Yards near Inman.
Empty freight cars.
Amtrak crossing I-75 in Atlanta.