All reports are that the crew is unharmed, but NS I8T carrying BMWs derailed at Alston, SC headed down the Southern's old W line to the Port at Charleston, SC. The track is shattered, which will r... (more)
After several rail cars got away and ran off the tracks across from the fairgrounds in Columbia, SC after the scrap yard tried to move the cars, CSX found it necessary to bring in a wrecker to pla... (more)
Moving GE and Moving America. It's nice to see a caboose on any train for any purpose--the CSX H&W train moves a GE turbine past the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Little Mountain, SC. The... (more)
Awaiting Assignment? Now employed by the Hartwell Railroad, this former CNW power rests with a mixed consist amidst some old passenger cars and other discarded items.
Railroad Trio. The Metro heads toward Union Station from the NoMa-Gallaudet U station past some MARC passenger cars and the rarely photographed (at least on RP) Amtrak 792 EMD SW9 switcher.
The refurbished Southern Railway Prosperity Depot waits by unabandoned but unused tracks for trains that no longer come by. In front is a frog sculpture serving perhaps as a reminder that, years a... (more)
Some very colorful foreign power quite rare to Columbia, SC leads NS 945 as it proceeds to the Southern's W Line to travel toward Spartanburg, SC.
Swimming and Rope Swinging and Fishing. With people swimming and playing below and waiting to take a swing on the rope, while others are fishing, the CSX High & Wide transports a turbine a... (more)
Historic Depot. Now a restaurant, this depot, built in 1877, is, as the round object in front states, located at the oldest railroad junction in the United States. The Charleston-Hamburg li... (more)
Moving Disney. As we waited to travel to Epcot, the Coral Monorail appeared with the American Flag flying in the breeze behind it.
The FRA geometry car and its accompaniment rest in Andrews Yard in Columbia, SC.
On the way back from its interchange delivery, AIKR 4202 approaches the Aiken Railway Offices.
Throwback Power. Now resting in North Charleston, this switcher was used for a number of years on the defunct Port Royal Railroad line that ran from Yemassee to Port Royal, SC. The Port Roy... (more)
Southern Caboose? This caboose rests on what once was the Charleston-Hamburg line (on which the Best Friend of Charleston ran) constructed through Branchville in 1832. The line ultimately w... (more)
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)