Bar Code. The Bar Code Unit came to Columbia on the front of 13R, which is a fairly new train established after the yard at Linwood was closed. Here, it proceeds toward Andrews Yard off th... (more)
Approach Columbia. Pre-COVID 19, this freight typically was a long train with a few mixed freight cars and mostly autoracks otherwise. But since the economic slowdown, F779 has gotten smal... (more)
Local Slug. Led by a slug set, a local freight returns to Andrews Yard this morning from the Southern's old C-Line.
Loaded Coal. A loaded unit train bound for Santee Cooper's Cross Generating Facility in Berkeley County, SC heads south through Irmo, SC on the historic CN&L line.
Local Work. On the last day that NS 123 runs the Southern Loops from Asheville, Blue Ridge Southern works the Asheville Yard in preparation for its return trip to Canton, NC. 123 is the tr... (more)
Last of the Loops. On what appears to be the last day it is running, NS 123 appears on the Southern Loops at High Fill as it begins its run down this side of the mountain and into Old Fort... (more)
Pasta Switcher. This 1950s era switcher works the Treehouse Farms pasta plant outside of Columbia. It was built for the Chicago & North Western RR in 1953, then worked for NAEX for awhile ... (more)
Bridging Whaley. Led by an ex-SOU GP38-2, NS P77 crosses Whaley Street in Columbia, SC on its way back to Andrews Yard. I try to shoot these High Hood Diesels when I can because I'm not su... (more)
Cross City Coal. A fairly lengthy coal train runs through Columbia, SC near the State Fairgrounds, bound for Santee Cooper's Cross Generating Facility on Lake Moultrie near Moncks Corner, ... (more)
Steam Stop. I took this shot at a nighttime photo shoot organized by the NC Transportation Museum. It was extremely well done. One of the good things about an organized photos shoot there ... (more)
The Lexington Ditch. This daily freight heads south on the Southern's R Line to Augusta, GA through Lexington's version of the "Ditch," which is the term given to the rail corridor running... (more)
"Mane" Line Freight. One of the early DC-AC conversions leads this daily mixed freight through Lexington, SC to Augusta, GA on the Southern's R-Line.
"Mane" Line Freight. One of the early DC-AC conversions leads this daily mixed freight through Batesburg-Leesville to Augusta, GA on the Southern's R-Line. Batesburg-Leesville is a pretty ... (more)
High Hood Local Part 2. Although it was the same unit, I felt fortunate to catch a High Hood unit for the second time in a week and in a different location. Here, former SOU 5218 leads P75... (more)
High Hood Local. With a little help from my friends, I caught this local train on its return from Blythewood, SC to Andrews Yard (near the State Fairgrounds) with the Columbia skyline in t... (more)