The morning started out with clear, blue Skies, but soon thick storm clouds rolled in from the south west. With the sun still shining behind me, the Anderson job rolles up the Gluke Line heading f... (more)
It's a beautiful start to November as Pickens Railway u18b 9504 leads the Belton job in Anderson, SC. Here the train is seen pulling empty hoppers off of a cut of cars brought in by Norfolk Southe... (more)
Seaboard System U18B #260, with the small fuel tank designed to allow the unit to work light-rail branch lines. #260 was built December 1973 as Seaboard Coast Line #260 and later became CSX #1898... (more)
Seaboard System U18B #1903, B30-7 #5504 and U18B #1902 lead a westbound past the piggyback ramp and old passenger depot
Seaboard Coast Line (Seaboard System) U18B #326 tied down across from the depot.
Seaboard Coast Line U18B #325 leads SCL train #352, the Lake City Turn, #325 was built May 1973 and later re# to CSX #1923
Pickens Railway Belton job shoves a cut of cars that came off of the Norfolk Southern to the back of the yard with the Anderson job approaching in the track at the very bottom of the frame. The tr... (more)
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)