Bridging Time Zones. The Lhoist limestone train crosses the Piney Creek Bridge, otherwise known as the Timezone or Timeline Bridge because this is the boundary between Central Time and Eas... (more)
Returning to the Depot. The SOU 4501 runs through the woods near the TVRM as it returns from Missionary Ridge and approaches the depot at Barber Junction.
Blowing Off Steam. In preparation for pulling one of the day's trains to Missionary Ridge, this Southern Mikado blows a little steam at the depot as it prepares to run the wye and head wes... (more)
Returning to the Yard. With a beautiful mountain backdrop, T59 passes Lake Junuluska on its way back to the BLU yard in Canton, NC. It has just finished working the Evergreen facility near... (more)
Yard Work in Canton. > After T59 leaves for Waynesville on Saturday, the BLU SD40s begin building a train for Asheville, though they won't depart for Asheville that day. Here, the units cro... (more)
Not Quite Fall. Based on the fall color projection maps, I planned a trip to Waynesville to hopefully catch the BLU locals with fall colors as a backdrop. However, the leaves haven’t qui... (more)
“PICK”ing up Freight. The Anderson Job finishes building its train before heading to the NS Interchange in Anderson, where it will transfer the load to the Belton Job.
MAC Power! A refurbished SD70MACe leads Q580 out of Columbia, SC through the ditch on a Friday morning. This is my first catch of one of these units.
Creamsicle Anyone? For the last month or so, the INT Heritage Unit has been shuttling back and forth between the BMW facility in Greer, SC, and the Port in Charleston, SC. Here, it brings ... (more)
Mill History The Anderson job heads for the NS Interchange with its consist of cars to transfer to the Belton job. Here it passes the site of what I understand is the old Orr Mill Swimming... (more)
The Rio Grande Lives! The GSMR's Rio Grande Caboose rests near the Bryson City Depot on Saturday evening, awaiting its trip to the Nantahala Outdoor Center on Sunday. For the very reasonab... (more)
GE History Live. Two Uboats lead the PICK’s Anderson job into the NS Interchange in Anderson as the Belton job, led by a B40-8, waits to pick up the cars and take them to Belton, SC.
The Competition. Caught by the morning sun, the PICK’s Anderson Job runs by a Shell station located near its yard in Gluck.
Two Railroads, Three Locomotive Types. The Pickens' ex-CSX B40 enters the Greenville & Western yard near Belton, SC to deliver cars brought from Anderson for exchange. To the left are two ... (more)
The New, the Old, and the Older. The PICK's Honea Path job carries a single, relatively new boxcar to the Packaging Corporation of America, located near Honea Path. On the way there, it pa... (more)