Blues in Reverse. Working on Sunday to alleviate some backlog, the L&C reverses into the wye at East Chester so that another train can pass on its way to Chester. It is now rare for three ... (more)
Got the Blues! Clearing a pretty hefty backlog of cars, L&C 14 pulls by the wye where it will then reverse into the small yard here with a load of cars. Although once a staple of the line,... (more)
Pulling the Hill. L&C 12 tops a fairly steep grade as it approaches Richburg, where a small yard is located.
Pigs in the City. In Columbia, SC, we don’t get much variety beyond the routine NS and CSX schemes, so it was great to see that two UP units were leading the daily pig train this Sunday.... (more)
Returning. This rarely-photographed PR local on a rare weekend run returns to the INEOS facilities after departing the CSX Interchange at State Junction.
Snow Motion This is a rare shot for the Columbia, SC area because it's not often CSX has foreign power in the area and the last time there was measurable snowfall in the area was eight yea... (more)
What's This Powdery Stuff? Columbia, SC hasn't had measurable snow precipitation in eight years, but received a nice coating on the evening of January 21-22, 2022. NS 237 heads out of town... (more)
Let’s Go, We’re Late! Led by the most power I’ve ever seen on an Amtrak passenger train and running about four hours late, a very long northbound Silver Star, mixed with The Silver M... (more)
Working the Port. The Palmetto Railways local reverses into the North Charleston port facility.
Weekend Work The rarely photographed Palmetto Railways Cordesville Turn leaves the CSX Interchange at State Junction. This job does not usually work weekends, so I was very fortunate to c... (more)
Last PSR Pig of the Year. A very long train of pigs and mixed freight pulls through Columbia, SC on the way to Charleston, SC. The former Richland/Whaley Mill, now student apartments, sits... (more)
Our Spaceship Earth. With the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere as a backdrop, the Monorail Lime runs through Epcot with one of the day's many passenger runs.
Mickey’s Transport. The Monorail Red makes a late afternoon run for people staying at the Happiest Place on Earth.
TAG, You're It! Following the TVRM Southern Diesel Night Shoot, the TAG 80 prepares to move the SOU E8 6914 back to Soule Shops. The E8 is still being refurbished and cannot move under its... (more)
Add More Coal. With the onset of cold weather, we've seen more coal trains through Columbia recently. Here, T303 brings a load through town on the way from Martin, KY to Santee Cooper's Cr... (more)