A rare ex-SCL GE U18B leads an inbound mine run at Loyall, KY. The Chessie SD50 is on the point of a southbound unit coal train destined for Erwin, TN. As soon as the crew shows up, they'll be off... (more)
Pickens U18B 9508 negotiates the s-curve east of town.
Pickens U18B 9508, working the Belton Local, departs Anderson with a short freight consist after interchanging cars with the Anderson Local.
A trio of U18Bs work the interchange at Anderson as the Anderson Local and the Belton Local exchange cars.
A pair of former Seaboard U18Bs are running around their train south of Anderson at Flat Rock on the Pickens Railroad.
Nearing the locale with the unlikely name of Gluck, the daily job climbs a short rise making its distinct "big tractor" sound, unique to this 8-cylinder version of the FDL prime mover. I... (more)
I was happy to be newly located in the area and to catch this early paint scheme, already unusual, on the equally unusual lightweight U-boat. This are nearly my favorite modern units. Their dist... (more)
Coming through Pickens where the Blue Ridge ad the Southern diverted.
The Pickens Anderson Job has coupled onto the train that the Belton Job brought down and is moving down the track so that the Belton Job can get back out.
For a moment, I thought I was going to see a monster train on the Pickens. The four units are not actually coupled together. The first two units is the Belton Job scooting out of the way to let a ... (more)
Pickens #9503 slowly makes its way back to Honea Path, SC.
Pickens Anderson local waits at the interchange in downtown for the Belton local to come in.
Having traded off trains with the Anderson local, the Pickens local to Belton heads back with two cars for that side of this railroad.