Late in the Ditch. Amtrak 91 was running very late on this bitterly cold day, giving us a rare opportunity to catch it through town in the daylight. Here, the train heads through the railr... (more)
Daylight Visitor. Amtrak 91 was running very late through Columbia, SC and stopped at the Columbia depot about 8 hours late. The restrooms were not functioning, apparently due to the extre... (more)
Historic Consist. On this day, near Columbia, SC, we had an amazing consist on what usually is a fairly humdrum daily train, NS 192. It was led by a BNSF SD70 MAC in the older paint scheme... (more)
Santa's Headed Home. With the beautiful CRR 800 deadheading third in line, the 75th Anniversary Santa Train heads through Irmo, SC on its way back to Jacksonville, FL early on a Sunday mor... (more)
Good morning! The sun rises over these two hard working Geeps enjoying a well-earned day off along with the crew and employees of the Aiken Railway.
Yard Days. Facing the morning sun LHF, Aiken Railway's nice looking GP30 rests in the yard office during its Christmas break. Barely visible behind 4202 and closer to the office, GP30 4201... (more)
Night Moves. On its way north from Augusta, GA following the Masters, the OCS heads toward Assembly Street--and the former Union Station--in Columbia, SC on the historic Southern/NS R Line... (more)
Morning Reflections. This EMD GP30 takes a well-deserved holiday break at the Aiken Railway yard offices and “reflects” on its work for the upcoming year.
Visiting Triclops. A rare sight in the greater Columbia, SC area, a UP triclops heads through Alston, SC at the head of an intermodal train taking brand new BMWs down the historic Souther... (more)
Waiting for Approval. This daily autorack has now been increased in length to handle some other freight cars with the closing of the CSX yard in Hamlet, NC. Here, Q211 waits for approval ... (more)
The CATS are out! The Wizards-Hornets game is over, with the Hornets pulling out a win in OT, and fans are ready to return home for Thanksgiving. As taxis and probably Uber drivers pick up... (more)
Good Things Come in Threes. Unusual for Columbia and for NS 192, three foreign power KCS units lead this mixed freight through Cayce, South Carolina as it heads toward Andrews Yard.
Moving Disney. As we waited to travel to Epcot, the Coral Monorail appeared with the American Flag flying in the breeze behind it.
Returning Home. A local unit passes the Spartanburg Depot as it returns to Hayne Yard from transferring cars to CSX at its nearby yard.
Working on the Railroad. As a CSX MOW crew works in an area where CSX and NS have lines in close proximity, an NS local heads through Devine Junction and toward an area where the railroads... (more)