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Stone Mountain Railroad

Stone Mountain Park is around the Stone Mountain, a quartzite dome shaped mountain, in Georgia. Early inhabitants were mostly Native American Indians until explorers took over the mountain for quarrying granite. 


Previously this line used to be part of an industrial sector, which gradually disappeared. Later it was resumed as a circular, isolated track for a tourist attraction at Stone Mountain. Then it was connected to the main network as well. Locos used were previously steam, now diesels are used. 


For railway aficionados, at some point of time, the charm for steam locomotives was so great, that the train had a defunct steam loco in front, being pushed by a diesel loco masquerading as tender. Even the exhaust of the diesel loco would be diverted to the steam loco. 

Stone Mountain Railroad

Stone Mountain Park is around the Stone Mountain, a quartzite dome shaped mountain, in Georgia. Early inhabitants were mostly Native American Indians until explorers took over the mountain for quarrying granite. 


Previously this line used to be part of an industrial sector, which gradually disappeared. Later it was resumed as a circular, isolated track for a tourist attraction at Stone Mountain. Then it was connected to the main network as well. Locos used were previously steam, now diesels are used. 


For railway aficionados, at some point of time, the charm for steam locomotives was so great, that the train had a defunct steam loco in front, being pushed by a diesel loco masquerading as tender. Even the exhaust of the diesel loco would be diverted to the steam loco. 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Mar 2013, 00:07
That is a little bizarre, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I must confess, the source of the last bit is wiki.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2013, 02:46
Very nice shot Ayush! The design and color of the carriages make this very interesting.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for your input Frances.
this is a wonderful POV of the train entering the bend into the forest Ayush... i enjoyed your story about the fake steam locomotive....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I must confess, Peter, the source of the last bit is wiki. Thank you for the comment.
Only in America would they do that!
Ayush Basu: I must confess, Bill, the source of the last bit is wiki.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:12
I like this angle and the colouring of the train which looks so good against the leaves
Ayush Basu: I am glad that you do Lisl
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Mar 2013, 07:52
Fascinating stuff Ayush
Ayush Basu: I agree with you Chris
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Mar 2013, 08:50
How fun is that, Ayush. And like I keep saying, this was in my backyard for 25 years! smile I love the warm colors of this image.
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 1 Mar 2013, 10:26
This angle looks great Ayush, especially with the train in that colour.
This is somewhat larger than the train i am showing today Ayush. I lie the bit about the non-steaming steam engine.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Mar 2013, 14:58
A steamy trick they did with the locomotive.
A bizarre way of pleasing fans Ayush! Light and warm tones are superb.
Excellent shot excellent colors! Ayush
that looks like it can be a fun ride!
I like your angle on the photo - the colors of the train blend well with the trees, leaves and gravel!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Mar 2013, 11:09
I very interesting railway with at lot of history.
Nice depth and repetition Ayush.
Great POV, Ayush, and what a story.

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