Going to the City. With the City of Columbia skyline in the background and USC's Bates Hall to the right, the CG leads a grain train destined for Monetta, SC toward Andrews Yard.
Moon on the Horizon. With the setting moon in the background, the AIKR's GP30 works to arrange the train so it can take the single car destined for AGY and then return to take the remainin... (more)
Returning to the Yard. After running engine lite to the NS interchange in Warrenville, the AIKR 4201 returns to Aiken with a load of cars destined for AGY and two kaolin facilities near to... (more)
Colorful Run. Running through some fall colors still hanging around, the AIKR local heads east toward the AGY facility on the Southern's old SA line, which it has leased from NS since 2012... (more)
Setting Moon over the Crossing. After delivering a single car to the AGY facility near Aiken, one of the AIKR's two GP30s crosses Charleston Highway to return to the SA line and then head ... (more)
By the Depot. The AIKR local returns to town from working Active Minerals and Grace, both located on what is left of the Southern's old AB Line that ran between Edgefield and Aiken. The tr... (more)
Returning Home. The Lhoist limestone train crosses the time zone bridge on its way back to Crab Orchard with empties from the NS Interchange in Rockwood.
Preparing the Return Trip. After delivering the loaded limestone cars to the NS Interchange with the HH B23-7 leading, the crew hooks up to the empties for the return trip to Crab Orchard.... (more)
Coal on the Way! CSX stretches through town with load of coal from Evansville, IN for Santee Cooper’s Cross Generatimg Station in Pineville, SC.
Outbound over the Tuckaseegee. The GSMR Veterans' Unit pulls the day's train, including the Moonshine Outing, over the Tuckaseegee River.
The Marines are Here! For its 60th anniversary, one of the events was the presentation of a reenactment of a shootout in the early 1920s, when the Marines were assigned to guard trains aft... (more)
Out of the Darkness. The ex-SOU B23-7 emerges from the tunnel in the background with the ... contraption in the foreground. I gather this device is used to work on the tunnel when necessar... (more)
Almost Ready. The TVRM has been restoring this E8 for a number of years, but I understand it is nearing completion with mainly some electrical work to be done on it. Here, it sits at Grand... (more)
High Hood on a High Bridge. Led by a former SOU High Hood GE, the Lhoist limestone train heads east from Crab Orchard to Rockwood over this old and high wooden bridge.
Dinner's Over. This gorgeous locomotive returns with the evening dinner train during the TVRM Southern Diesel Night Shoot. It stopped for literally 1 minute to pose for us before pulling t... (more)