Images from Cheddar, SC and the Kinder Morgan Transload Facility are quite different now than before. The GRLW used to get unit trains weekly, but now are lucky to get 1 or 2 a month. The declin... (more)
Priceless moments on the railroad...
My younger siblings came out and surprised me with a visit while at work. Photo by Sequoya Davis.
Shortly before running a unit ethanol train to Pelzer, GRLW crews are seen moving cars around the yard in Cheddar, SC while CSX motive power idles to the side awaiting future use.
UP SD70AH No. 8975 cools it's heels after leading a loaded ethanol unit train; K45709, onto the Greenville & Western on a December evening. Taken with permission.
A GRLW local beads north up the old P&N Belton sub towards the CSX interchange in Pelzer, SC with 3751 leading the way. It is seen here passing through Cheddar, SC while summer thunderheads form i... (more)
GRLW K45822 makes it's last moves as it builds an MTY to be taken out the following day. For power, the train is using two Union Pacific locomotives, the leader being very clean and looking good i... (more)
UP's 8640 and 6061 idle at the south end of Cheddar Yard prior to being used to build the days outbound MTY.
Engineer (and fellow RP contributor), Anthony Davis, lays on the horn as he splits through the crossing at the south end of the GRLW Cheddar yard while building an outbound MTY with a duo of Union... (more)
Coupled up and ready to pull it's train to the CSX Interchange in Pelzer. Ugly Duckling ex-BNSF, ex-ATSF GP30 4203 is at the Ethanol unloading just before the rain clouds move in.
GRLW Z590-08 is approaching the Kinder Morgan facility and Thomason siding where they will set off the head 3 cars of bio diesel for unloading.
A pair of ES44ACs (CREX and CSX) and a BNSF C44-9W sits at the Kinder Morgan Ethanol Facility waiting for their train of ethanol to be unloaded this unseasonably, warm February afternoon.
GRLW Z590-08 going through the Kinder Morgan Transloading Facility in Cheddar. Sitting behind them is the power for CSX/GRLW K449 ethanol train that's being unloaded here.
After getting the word from an employee that they would me making a usual run to Pelzer to interchange with CSX, I headed up to the biodiesel plant in Cheddar, SC. I got there in just enough time ... (more)
Tanks, Tanks, a Warbonnet, and More Tanks! BNSF 707 sporting ATSF's 'warbonnet' scheme and even 'Santa Fe' lettering on the nose sits in the pocket outside Kinder Morgan Belton Terminal whi... (more)