P66 departs Columbia with the 3170 as they move right along past the rural Columbia outskirts.
Headed to the mine at Wentz, on the Stonega Branch, four GP38-2s power an empty train past Interstate milepost number 1. This is the Fourth Mine Run crew of the old Interstate Railroad. The train ... (more)
Southern painted NS SD40 No. 3170 leads E14, relief for P94, south through Thomasville, NC on a comfortable April night. This was such a treat to see on the high iron of the Piedmont in 2016.
Southern 3170 rolls westbound through Gadsden, SC on the NS SC-Line. Here, the train crosses over one of the many two lane roads that dot the run through the middle-of-nowhere South Carolina fore... (more)
P90 negotiates the sweeping curve on the north side of Westminster, SC with a classic paint scheme for these parts, #3170 on home rails again.
Freshly painted Southern Railway GP30 #2548 awaits its next switching assignment in Erlanger, KY.
Southern Railway GP50 #7007 leads a southbound manifest through Erlanger, KY. Looking on are Mark Chester Jr, my dad, my nephew Eric, and friend Gary.
Three GP38's lead a westbound through the photographer's hometown of Jonesville, SC.
Southbound at Magnolia with four geeps.
Southern #6 northbound at Spartanburg behind a typical Piedmont consist: two GP38's, an RS-3, four F-units, passenger train on the head end, pigs on the rear!
If memory serves, by the time of this photo, service on this line - which had just a few years left - was Griffin-Columbus M-W-F, with return trips (train 44) on T-Th-Sat.
Westbound local nears Canton, NC behind GP38-2 #5112 in October 1988.
Two Southern painted U23Bs prepare to depart Greenville southbound in November 1989.
A GP works a long cut of single-stack IM cars (was there a clearance issue on SOU back then?) just north of the crossing with SCL's former ACL main, visible at bottom of photo.
A family photo passed down through the generations, this is one I am glad wound up in my hands. I remember being in awe seeing this photo as a young child, knowing someone in my ancestry was at t... (more)