By the Searchlight. This empty grain train heads north out of Columbia, past an old searchlight signal. The signal is one of four in Columbia located on former Southern tracks and all four... (more)
Remnant High Hood Duo. Led by two former Southern high hoods, P77 passes one of four fixed aspect searchlight signals in Columbia as it brings a load of freight cars back to Andrews Yard.
Track Subdivision. This local track, the NIT, runs in a tight squeeze between two houses. In fact, the train is brushing against the tree immediately next to the home to the left. It's rar... (more)
Local High Hood. NS 5218 has led the local P77 run for quite awhile now. Here, it heads back through Devine Junction in Columbia, running high hood forward on its way back to Andrews Yard.... (more)
Busy Morning in the Ditch. The rail corridor through Columbia, SC, created in the 1980s to alleviate some rail congestion in the city, is known as the Ditch and has CSX and NS tracks side ... (more)
Bar Code. The Bar Code Unit came to Columbia on the front of 13R, which is a fairly new train established after the yard at Linwood was closed. Here, it proceeds toward Andrews Yard off th... (more)
Approach Columbia. Pre-COVID 19, this freight typically was a long train with a few mixed freight cars and mostly autoracks otherwise. But since the economic slowdown, F779 has gotten smal... (more)
Local Slug. Led by a slug set, a local freight returns to Andrews Yard this morning from the Southern's old C-Line.
Overgrown! This small section of track between Assembly Street and Hamrick Avenue is perhaps the most unique in the Columbia area. Shown here, the various imperfections in the track, t... (more)
Pasta Switcher. This 1950s era switcher works the Treehouse Farms pasta plant outside of Columbia. It was built for the Chicago & North Western RR in 1953, then worked for NAEX for awhile ... (more)
Bridging Whaley. Led by an ex-SOU GP38-2, NS P77 crosses Whaley Street in Columbia, SC on its way back to Andrews Yard. I try to shoot these High Hood Diesels when I can because I'm not su... (more)
Cross City Coal. A fairly lengthy coal train runs through Columbia, SC near the State Fairgrounds, bound for Santee Cooper's Cross Generating Facility on Lake Moultrie near Moncks Corner, ... (more)