Here's a fun Atlanta area event.
Cheers, Rob

Woody Harrison
Presents
THE 6th ANNUAL AUSTELL RAILFEST
FRIDAY AUGUST 13th,2004
SATURDAY AUGUST 14th,2004

COME SPEND A FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH SOME OF THE
SOUTHEAST MOST RESPECTED RAILFANS,TRACKSIDE IN
AUSTELL,GEORGIA ON THE NORFOLK SOUTHERN MAINLINE,
JUST NORTHWEST OF ATLANTA.
THERE WILL BE VIDEOS PLAYING ALL DAY LONG,SHOT BY
THE RAILFANS ATTENDING AND AN EVENING SLIDE SHOW
FROM SOME OF THE FINEST RAIL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE
SOUTHEAST.
THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TRAINS ROLLING THROUGH A
TOWN THAT NEVER FORGOT,THAT BEFORE THE RAILS CAME
TO TOWN,THERE WAS NO TOWN.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW AND MAKE YOUR PLANS.THIS
FALLS ON THE SAME WEEKEND AS THE ATLANTA RAILROADIANNA
SHOW IN THE ATLANTA AREA,SO BEFORE OR AFTER YOU VISIT THE
SHOW COME JOIN US FOR A DIFFERENT TRACKSIDE EXPERIENCE.

THIS YEAR THERE WILL PLENTY OF TRAIN WATCHING AT THE
GAZEEBO AT AUSTELL,BUT THE VIDEO AND SLIDE PRESENTATIONS
WILL BE HELD AT "FAT CATS".THIS IS LOCATED TWO BLOCKS EAST
EAST OF THE GAZEEBO NEAR THE OVERPASS.

FOR THE HARDCORE RAILFANS,WE WILL DO A TOUR ON FRIDAY
AUGUST 13th. THIS WILL BE AN ALL DAY TRIP TOURING
MANY OF THE HOTSPOTS AND FAVORITE PHOTO LOCATIONS THAT
OUR AREA HAS TO OFFER.WE WILL WRAP UP THE DAY IN AUSTELL
FOR AN EVENING SESSION OF TRAINS.


FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO SHOW VIDEOS AND OR SLIDES,PLEASE
E-MAIL ME OFF LIST TO REGISTER.PRESENTATIONS ARE ON A
FIRST COME BASIS,DON'T WAIT TOO LATE.
PLEASE HAVE ALL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS EDITED TO FIT A 30
TO 45 MIN TIME SLOT.SLIDE PRESENTATIONS WILL BE LIMITED
TO THE SAME TIME ALLOWANCE.WE MAY SHOW SOME SLIDES ON
FRIDAY NIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE THIS EVER POPULAR EVENT.

THE FRIDAY TOUR PLANS

THIS YEAR THE RAILFAN TOUR WILL BEGIN AT AUSTELL AT 7:00AM.
WE WILL FOLLOW THE NS GA.DIV. NORTH DISTRICT OVER BRASWELL
MOUNTAIN TO ROCKMART,GA.,THEN FOLLOW THE CSX BRANCHLINE
TO CEDARTOWN,GA. WE WILL THEN FOLLOW THE NS ALA.DIV.
CEDARTOWN DISTRICT OVER DUGDOWN MOUNTAIN TO THE DIAMOND
AT BREMEN,GA,WHERE THE NS ATLANTA-B'HAM MAIN CROSS OVER.THEN
CONTINUE SOUTH TO THE POWERPLANTS ON THE "C"LINE UNTIL WE
REACH NEWNAN,GA. AT NEWNAN WE WILL PICK UP THE CSX A&WP
AND FOLLOW IT BACK NORTH TOWARD ATLANTA,WITH A STOP TO TOUR
NS INDUSTRY YARD IN EAST POINT AND A TOUR OF CSX TILFORD SHOP.
THEN WE WILL HEAD BACK WEST TO AUSTELL FOR DINNER AND AN EVENING
SESSION AT FAT CAT'S.
THE TOUR WILL LAST OVER 12 HOURS PROX.PLEASE BRING PLENTY OF FILM
SNACKS AND DRINKS.WE WILL STOP FOR LUNCH AT A DINER DURING
THE TRIP.
IF THERE ARE NO NS COAL TRAINS ON THE "C" LINE AT CEDARTOWN,THEN
I HAVE PLANNED AN ALTERNATE ROUTE TO CARTERSVILLE,GA. AND THE
ETOWAH RIVER BASIN AREA NEAR EMERSON,GA. THERE WE WILL PICK UP
CSX TRACKS SOUTH BACK TO ATLANTA.

THIS YEARS TOUR IS MUCH THE SAME AS LAST YEAR DUE TO SUCCESS
WE HAD ON THIS ROUTE.THE YARD TOURS WILL BE SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
THAT EXIST AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO
CANCELLATION.


FOR MORE INFO. CONTACT WOODY HARRISON- [email protected]

LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEARS EVENT
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

WOODY