BNSF leading NS on CSX. BNSF 969, a Dash 9 with the H1 scheme, leads NS P65 up the CSX's CN&L line from Columbia with a load of woodchips. NS has trackage rights on the CN&L to its retaine... (more)
Irmo Coal. CSXT N320 heads through Irmo, SC carrying a load of coal to the Santee-Cooper generation facilities at Cross, SC
Stretched Out! CSX 969 leads a long coal train through Columbia toward the Andrews Yard crossover. The rear of the train stretches across Rosewood Drive, Assembly Street, and Whaley Street... (more)
Afternoon Intermodal. A late running NS 238 heads past the Amtrak Station in Columbia, SC on its way to Andrews Yard and then to the port at Charleston, SC.
Train Meetings. As a Metro train departing NoMa-Gallaudet U station meets one heading into the station, an Amtrak train heads into Union Station while a MARC unit awaits its next assignmen... (more)
Busy Day! There's a lot going on at Union Station today. The Metro heads out from NoMa-Gallaudet U toward Union Station. Several MARC units wait around the depot area as another MARC train ... (more)
Long Waiting Train. Q211 waits near the Columbia Amtrak Depot for permission to proceed through Devine Junction and into Cayce Yard. This particular Q211 is very long, with the train stret... (more)
Headed South. With the U.S. Capitol in the background on a very, very cold day in the nation's capital, Amtrak 95 heads out of town almost exactly on schedule.
Afternoon Work. NS 28T heads through Columbia, SC on its daily trip to deliver new BMWs to the Port in Charleston, SC.
Splitting the Signals. Making some smoke, the NS local moves past some remnant Southern signals as it heads out from Hayne Yard toward Magnolia Street to proceed down the Southern/NS W-Lin... (more)
Around the Bend. A very late NS 222 crosses over Brawley Street in Spartanburg, SC as it approaches Magnolia Street on its way north.
Late in the Ditch. Amtrak 91 was running very late on this bitterly cold day, giving us a rare opportunity to catch it through town in the daylight. Here, the train heads through the railr... (more)
Daylight Visitor. Amtrak 91 was running very late through Columbia, SC and stopped at the Columbia depot about 8 hours late. The restrooms were not functioning, apparently due to the extre... (more)
Historic Consist. On this day, near Columbia, SC, we had an amazing consist on what usually is a fairly humdrum daily train, NS 192. It was led by a BNSF SD70 MAC in the older paint scheme... (more)
Santa's Headed Home. With the beautiful CRR 800 deadheading third in line, the 75th Anniversary Santa Train heads through Irmo, SC on its way back to Jacksonville, FL early on a Sunday mor... (more)