With import coal operations ramping up, coal trains are becoming more frequent all over the Charleston Sub. This train, however, is hauling home grown West Virginia black gold to Busch, FL.
All yellow on today's Q491.
Empty import coal train.
A mix of new and old paint and power.
Southbound for Etowah yard.
Q491 blasts past the ghostly shopping cart at Hanahan. This cart mysteriously appeared after Halloween and then just dissappeared the next day - believe it or not!
The daily manifest arrives at Summerville, aka Flowertown, SC.
Imported coal westbound emerges from the shadows guarded by a cloud of Alco, I mean GE smoke.
337 glides through the tunnel of pines and live oaks so typical of every town in the low country.
A rare clean Borg motor slips into Bennett Yard on a bitterly cold lowcountry day.
P090 glides through the intermediate signals on track one at Ravenel, SC. The number two track rides a little rougher.
28T meets the Super Slide at the county fair.
Ex BN now in Helm colors leads Q129 around the bend at Johns Island SC.
Leaning into one of the few curves on the SC line, today's 337 enters historic Branchville, SC.
Operation Lifesaver run from Columbia to Branchville takes advantage of the best weather in months - complete with nose camera for the passengers.