Leaving Cars. The crew of T31 is preparing the consist while they pull forward with some rail cars that will be set off before the train proceeds to Asheville.
Working the Yard. T31 is building a train for the trip to interchange with NS in Asheville, NC. This train used to be reliable for a daily trip, including Saturdays, but recently has becom... (more)
Entering the Yard. T31 has made the trip from Canton and is crossing into the Asheville Yard behind the just arrived NS 136.
Heading West. T31 has built its train and has departed Canton for Asheville, a relatively quick journey down the Murphy Branch. Here it passes some old logging equipment that has been rust... (more)
Cold Morning. The daily westbound run on the Murphy Branch is building its train on this unexpectedly cold morning, with the low temperatures resulting in some heavy steam and vapor that m... (more)
Crossing the Bridge. The BLU crosses over this iconic bridge on its way from Canton to Asheville, NC.
Waiting. The crew waits for the blue flag to be removed so that they can shove the cars into the IP facility.
Shoving. The crew shoves a load of cars for International Paper across the road and toward the plant facility.
Brick. The NS Geometry Train moves past the former Union Station in Columbia, which now is the California Dreaming restaurant.
Returning Empties. NS 237 hauls a load of empty containers through the Ditch in Columbia, SC. The containers are being taken from the Port in Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA.
Returning. This empty coal heads north through Little Mountain on the CN&L heading north towards Greenwood, SC.
Passing Through. The daily pig/mixed freight from Atlanta passes through town on its way to the Port in Charleston, SC. On this day, NS 242 was just ahead of a military train.
Street Running. The SAN 1300 runs down the middle of Tybee Street with a load of cars from Deepstep Road.
Working the Yard. The SAN 1400 pulls forward in the yard with its load of cars.
Working the Interchange. The SAN 1500 pulls forward with its slug unit as they build a train at the interchange to return to the Sandersville yard just north of town.