Here it is, warts & all, as they say. As I recall this was the only F in the whole place.
Living proof that with some classification lights, number boards etc. a 70-tonner could be made to look like a railroad locomotive.
By the way, love those marker lights!
This was just a place we more or less stumbled onto, unfortunatley no one was around and nothing moving. Not really sure what purpose they served.
This was a great little operation, known locally as the "B&A", not BAR. I believe these are referred to by the rivet counters as Phase II F-3s.
Horn place makes it a dead giveaway that this is ex Erie Lackawanna.
Early Conrail was not a pretty sight. This nee PRR unit gives mute testimony.
These were all fascinating, each one a little, or a lot, different, as was Waycross' way of doing things. This one must be retired as it has no front coupler.
This one was rebuilt in late 1981 and has the strobe lights on the cab. These didn't last long and there's a little road dirt but this is an as-built GP-16.
Circa 1982, this old ex-SAL unit is switching the yard. Cayce is the town just across the river, south of Columbia.
Circa 1982, this old nee SAL unit is heading a train, NB I think. Cayce is the town just across the river, south of Columbia.
"Torpedo boats" were always a favorite of mine. This on has been retired and is awaiting its fate with some light cannabalization inflicted by shop forces.
Note even sure if this was 1981 so let's say circa. I do remember our amazement that this was fantrip and we couldn't keep up. Man, that thing could run! It was a trip from Charlotte to Columbia... (more)