Cutting through a lingering mist on a dreary December afternoon in rural Upstate South Carolina, Pickens Railway's Belton job navigates a well defined S-curve outside of Belton, nearing its next ... (more)
Done with the day's work, two of the Pickens' 'Baby Boat' head back for the yard in Gluck. I feel lucky to have caught these on the Gluck Job as they are starting to be replaced by ex CSX B40-2's.... (more)
Using a pair of nodescript de-rated CSX B40-8s, the Pickens Anderson Job pulls 14 empties from Michelin U.S. 8 Plant, which produces semi-finished rubber for US tire plants, including 2 located in... (more)
A short local freight is dwarfed by the Southern RR bridge over Broadway Creek, just east of Anderson, SC.
Some babies never grow up. While I've spent approximately 5% of my life in Anderson and photographed all the prior phases of the PKHP (Pickens Honea Path), as it was known at the time, it took me... (more)
Rolling high above Broadway Creek just outside of Anderson, the Belton job is seen making it's way back toward Belton with a single tank car in tow.
The Pickens crew started the day south of Belton, dropped a few cars for the Greenville and Western, and then ran light to Anderson. Here they are moving westbound at the 2 milepost of the former... (more)
The Anderson job begins to interchange in downtown on Eclipse Day in the Electric City. I had not seen a working U18B since 1997 watching and hearing these brought back memories.
Pickens Railroad U18B 9508 trundles through Belton destined for the Greenville & Western interchange with a single gon to drop on a nasty June day.
Pickens Belton job slowly comes out of the tunnel under the downtown area of Anderson with one box car in tow.
The Anderson Job arrives at the NS interchange .
Just 25 minutes after starting their day at 7am, the Pickens Anderson Job is seen passing by Rexam Consumer Plastic on their way to pickup some cars from Michelin Starr Manufacturing.
View of the Pickens Railway yard at Docheno, SC. Not one, but two of the railway's ex-CSX U18Bs await an assignment on the mainline.
The crew of the Pickens Railroad switches cars in downtown Anderson as they get ready to shuffle power around for the Belton crew to take 9503 back.
With the Pickens Railroad's Belton job running on an as needed schedule, shots on this end of the line are much harder to obtain. As luck would have it, the Belton job ran today with a cut of 7 c... (more)