NS 1070 EMD SD70ACe ( Wabash Railroad ) Heritage Unit leads NS 28T ( Greer, SC ( BMW Plant ) - Charleston, SC ) in Carlisle, SC while heading southbound for Columbia, SC and then it will take the ... (more)
NS 1070 EMD SD70ACe ( Wabash Railroad ) Heritage Unit leads NS 28T ( Greer, SC ( BMW Plant ) - Charleston, SC ) in Union, SC while heading southbound for Columbia, SC and then it will take the wye... (more)
Dark, derelict, abandoned. Waiting for a train that will never come.
Taken just before three O'clock in the afternoon, the darkness from the August 21'st solar eclipse begins to recede and the day returns to normal on the silent Saluda Grade in Western North Carol... (more)
A tiny sliver of the sun is visible in the sky overhead as the solar eclipse begins to recede and daylight returns amidst the afternoon. All is quiet at Melrose as the signal stands dark for the 1... (more)
With the faint glow of a million stars shining in the night sky, the old signal at Melrose, along the Saluda Grade, faces yet more lonesomeness as time simply bypasses the long abandoned stretch o... (more)
Over 15 years after the shut down of the Saluda Grade, the old signals at Melrose are lit once again, this time by a spotlight placed inside the head, not the bulbs the signal was birthed with.
The signal down along Pearsons Falls Road, about half way down the Saluda grade, stands lone on another empty night in the North Carolina mountains.
What was likely the most popular location along the old Norfolk Southern (and formerly Southern Railway) W-Line among railfans back during the days of the Spartanburg-Asheville traffic, Melrose, i... (more)
The northbound signal at Melrose, located at the bottom of the abandoned Saluda Grade, sits darkened as it has since 2001 with a crisp, starry night sky overhead. A special thanks to Charles D... (more)
The beautifully restored Landrum, South Carolina depot is lit up nicely on a cool and windy night. The foreground tracks are on the abandoned stretch of the W-Line towards the famed Saluda grade.
On a warm spring morning, the Landrum, SC train order semaphore's top color aspects are illuminated by the large fireball in the sky. Another day has dawned, but there still hasn't been another tr... (more)
With Orion and his belt standing guard in the dark sky, the impressive figure of Norfolk Southern's inactive signal at Melrose, the bottom of the Saluda Grade is also quite a presence.
Eastbound between Asheville and Spartanburg, approaching Saluda.