Pig Detour. NS 20D crosses Whaley Street in Columbia, SC off of the Southern's R Line. NS 20D ordinarily runs on the Southern's W Line from Spartanburg, but a derailment on the W near Colu... (more)
Ethanol Movement. Passing an old single-aspect searchlight signal, NS 1224 leads this ethanol load across Assembly Street in Columbia, SC as it heads north on the Southern's R Line. Four o... (more)
Pig in the Ditch. NS 238 brings its intermodal load through the Ditch in Columbia, SC, which is where the CSX and NS lines were moved as part of a railroad line consolidation project in th... (more)
Working in the Ditch. CSXT F779 runs through the Ditch in Columbia, SC, on its way to Cayce Yard with some mixed freight and a long consist of autoracks.
Looking good with and sounding good because they haven't put in that exhaust silencer.
Unusual that this unit does not yet have a paper air filter and that it is coupled to an RS-3 when most were already gone.
A spotting features nightmare. Note the 48” fan and GP18 radiator section behind the cab, the paper air filter box and the lace of louvers on the battery box and under the cab.
BMWs. Carrying a load of new BMWs, NS 28T approaches the Lady Street Overpass in Columbia, SC on its way to the Port at Charleston, SC.
Morning Clouds. Passing a searchlight signal that always displays Approach, NS 238 runs through Devine Junction on its way into Andrews Yard in Columbia, SC, where it will pick up some hop... (more)
Leading an all matched GE consist, a real rarity.
NS 1070 EMD SD70ACe ( Wabash Railroad ) Heritage Unit leads NS 28T ( Greer, SC ( BMW Plant ) - Charleston, SC ) through Devine Junction while heading southbound for Charleston, SC.
Imagine my surprise at finding this one one a kind just by chance one day on a visit to the yard. Never figured out the bulge on the side and why the unit sounded like an RS-3 instead of an RS-11... (more)
Morning Run over the Congaree. Running as AMTK 1092 on a several hour delay from the usual AMTK 92 times, the northbound Silver Star crosses the Congaree River into Columbia, SC in good mo... (more)