After delivering rolling stock to the interchange with Norfolk Southern in Warrenville, SC, the crew heads back to the Aiken Railway Offices.
On the way back from its interchange delivery, AIKR 4202 approaches the Aiken Railway Offices.
Aiken Railway GP30 4202 pulls a long cut of hoppers from W.R. Grace on the SA Line north of Aiken.
Returning to the yard from working the AB Line, the Aiken Railway GP30 hauls a cut of cars past the beautifully built depot in downtown Aiken. The depot houses the Aiken Visitor Center and has a ... (more)
Just after sunrise, one of two Aiken Railway GP30's sits idol next to their yard office before beginning a full day of work.
On a full day of work, the Aiken Railway's classy looking GP30 is pulling 2 cars from Active Minerals. They will pick up 4 more from WR Grace and then return to the yard before making a trip to t... (more)
Aiken Railway GP30 4202 spots some cars for W.R. Grace on the SA Line north of Aiken as its train sits on the mainline, ready to be pulled south.
Aiken Railway GP30 4202 pulls a hopper from Carolina Eastern in Aiken on a rainy summer day. Interestingly, the historic building beside the train is preserved by a newer pole barn that covers the... (more)
Two of the three locomotives on Aiken's roster sit in Aiken, SC late on a winter afternoon. LTEX 1543 is now off lease to AIKR while 4201, and sister 4202 which is outside of the frame, belong to ... (more)
AIKR 4201 and LTEX 1543 sit on the siding in Aiken, SC. 1543 has served on the line since it's beginning in 2012. 4201 and sister 4202 showed up more recently after undergoing minor work on the Gr... (more)
Aiken Railway 4202 and 4201, both Ex ATSF GP30s, sit at the AIKR offices in downtown Aiken, SC.
AIKR GP30u no. 4202 is suspended on the long hood end while the crew replacing it's no. 3 traction motor pushes the assembled truck set back into place for the next step in the process.
Aiken Railway's GP30u no. 4202 is getting a new no. 3 traction motor. Here the contractors are removing the chains after lowering the truck set onto the new traction motor and wheel set.
Aiken Railway's GP30u no. 4202 is getting a new no. 3 traction motor. Here the crew is lowering the truck set back onto the new motor/wheelset.
All's quiet on a late Sunday afternoon as Aiken GP30 4202
waits for its next duty call. The Aiken GP30 was built as
Santa Fe 1275 and later became BNSF 2473.