One of two ex-Santa Fe GP30s that now call South Carolina home is at the end of the line on the Aiken Railway. The Aiken runs two former Southern Railway branch lines.
Built as ARSF 1275 in 1963, later renumbered to ARSF 3275, she became BNSF 2473 before being bought by the Aiken Railway.
Cinco de Mayo on the Aiken Railway: After returning from the interchange in Warrenville, the crew of the Aiken Railway works their small yard shuffling around cars as they get ready to s... (more)
Road Crossing. AIKR 4202 leaves the AGY facility in Aiken, SC to return to the Southern's old SA line, which is part of the line that originally ran from Branchville to Hamburg and essenti... (more)
Return. AIKR 4202 leads a load of cars from the NS Interchange back toward Aiken, SC. Dec. 31, 2019.
Working the City Limits. At the Aiken city limits, AIKR 4202 switches some cars onto the Charleston siding in Aiken, SC--on the original South Carolina Canal and Rail Road (later South Car... (more)
Delivering Cars. AIKR Z522 switches some inbound cars from the NS interchange at Warrenville, SC into the Charleston siding before taking loads to AGY Aiken.
Local Freight on Historic Line. AIKR Z522 returns toward the Aiken Yard from the Norfolk Southern interchange at Warrenville on its way to Carolina Eastern and AGY. In making these moves, ... (more)
Shortline Run on New Year's Eve. On this crisp New Year's Eve, Aiken 4202 brings back a load of cars from the NS interchange at Warrenton, SC to Carolina Eastern and AGY in Aiken, SC.
Starting off the new Aiken Railroad was an ex-SP unit. That paint scheme looks much like the old Railtex paint job.
Aiken Railway's GP30U No. 4202 cools it's heels after a day of work on the SA and AB line. Track speed of 10mph doesn't seem much to some but the motive power gets a workout for sure. Loads of Kao... (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)
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.
Both engines on the Aiken Railway roster rest next to the yard office on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.