In the railroading industry, especially on the short line side, the ability to improvise & adapt to changes in the plan are a necessity. A couple of Pickens employees had arrived at the Vulcan Qua... (more)
The Pickens Railroad Belton Job is approaching the siding in Creekwood Hills, where it'll pick up an empty covered hopper before continuing to Belton.
A late-running Pickens waited on a track crew to finish work in this area and meanders through the work limits, passing a quarry.
A late-running Pickens starts around the semi-horseshoe to run southward out of downtown Anderson.
A late-running Pickens train has finished switching the outbound traffic for NS and shoved eastward to clear the switch. They will head southward on the former C&WC with cars for their major cust... (more)
A late-running Pickens train returns to Anderson with interchange traffic from the Greenville and Western. They are crossing US 29 and the old Taylors Stockyards.
Pickens U-boats 9508 and 9503 lead a short train of hazmat tanks south to the Greenville & Western where they will interchange a return to Anderson with 15 cars.
Pickens Railroad leads a single hopper just south of Belton on its way to pickup 15 outbounds from Greenville & Western.
Pickens Railroad conductor dismounts at the interchange switch while Greenville & Western GP30 and GP9 wait in the clear for Pickens to finish their work in Belton Yard.
Pickens Railroad "Belton Job" crosses over to the Greenville & Western's interchange yard with U18B 9508 and sister u-boat 9503 and a handful of cars. After they interchange they will take a singl... (more)
A pair of GRLW units wait north of the interchange switch as a Pickens U18B shoves a cut of boxcars from Honea Path into the yard. After the PICK job had left the yard, the GRLW units would back d... (more)
U-Boats Through the Countryside! The familiar chug of the classic Pickens Railroad power comes around the bend as it proceeds toward downtown Belton across a rural grade crossing. Poss... (more)
The Anderson Job heads down the long straight away south of downtown Anderson.
The Anderson Job heads back to First Quality Tissue with a string of cars from both the Greenville & Western and NS.