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Photos of Atlanta’s Downtown Railroads

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.

CSX Coal Train in Gulch Under CNN Deck

Coal train emerging from underneath Philips Arena.

Railroad Tracks Through Castleberry Hill - Filter

CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads converging just south of Downtown in Castleberry Hill.

Rail Line Under Atlanta Gulch - Filter

CSX spur underneath Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Downtown Atlanta.

MARTA Green Line Headed West Under Gulch - Filter

MARTA Green line train running parallel to a CSX coal train before diving beneath Philips Arena.

Railroad Tracks approaching The Gulch Downtown Atlanta

Rail lines headed into Downtown Atlanta with Philips Arena and CNN Center visible.

Dual Norfolk Southern and CSX line curving north to Downtown.

Dual Norfolk Southern and CSX line curving north to Downtown.

Approaching the Gulch.

Approaching the Gulch.

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The giant Inman Yards.

Norfolk Southern line running behind Atlantic Station.

The giant Inman Yards.

More Inman Yards looking North.

More Inman Yards looking North.

Inman Yards with skyline in the distance.

Inman Yards with skyline in the distance.

Inman Yards.

Inman Yards.

Skyline from the Gulch.

Skyline from the Gulch.

Zoom in on the skyline.

Zoom in on the skyline.

Midtown with a moving train.

Midtown with a moving train.

The smaller - but still huge - CSX Yards near Inman.

The smaller – but still huge – CSX Yards near Inman.

Empty freight cars.

Empty freight cars.

Amtrak crossing I-75 in Atlanta

Amtrak crossing I-75 in Atlanta.

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Exiting Midtown towards Athens

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