Outstanding in its field. This was, unfortunately, the only time I saw #1801 outside the place they used to keep it locked up....
If there's anything that optimizes the old and venerable shortline railroad, one of the best symbols of that would be old and forgotten motive power from days past. The Pickens Railroad doesn't ju... (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.
One of the several locals working out of Bennett Yard passes the Amtrak station behind a pretty interesting pair - U18B 333 and a GP30.
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 M-W-F eastbound local is leaving the combined L&N/SCL yard as it begins its trip down the Dothan Sub.
Pickens’ Belton Job starts heading back towards Anderson after working the Greenville & Western Interchange just south of town.
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.
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)
GE U18B in SCL colors sits with FL GP16 and SBD GP40. This power has already made a round trip to Columbus, and will lead an Americus turn later in the evening.
The crew of this local turn - one of several based in North Charleston - is almost back to home base at Bennett Yard, just a few hundred yards ahead.
A couple of Pickens U18B's work the yard in Anderson as they exchange cars with the NS.
As the morning sun rises in the eastern sky, a quartet of Pickens Railway GE U18Bs rests for the weekend outside the shops in Anderson, SC