The first Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (SARM) Railroad Photography Weekend was a great success, with over 50 photographers from all over the US and Canada attending. The event included special train trips on the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train through the former K-25 Manhattan Site facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This facility is where the atomic bomb project began and where the uranium for the first atomic bombs was produced. Plenty of photo opportunities were offered on the excursion train on the morning and evening, and a BBQ dinner at sunset. The night photo session was organized by Mr. Steve Barry, managing editor of Railfan & Railroad magazine.
On Sunday, a special charter train ride for photography was offered on the Knoxville & Holston River railway, a former Southern Railway industrial line serving much of downtown Knoxville as well as the industries around the former Coster Shop complex currently operated by the Gulf & Ohio Railways. Scenic highlights of the line include trackage on the bank of the Tennessee River and the bridge across the Holston River.
Photo by Barton Jennings
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