NS Operation Lifesaver Special departs Columbia, SC with emergency officials and media on board to talk about driver safety around railroads. Here, the train is passing over Sumter Street on the o... (more)
Afterward. Following the low-speed strike depicted in Photo 845556, the crew of course stopped the train and waited for law enforcement. Here, quite a few officers are positioned on the fr... (more)
People Will Never Learn. Although the train was quite visible for anyone paying attention, this Volvo SUV pulled forward onto the crossing in close proximity to the train. A moment later, ... (more)
Coal Train Moving. Heading for the Cross Generating Facility, CSX C320 crosses the Broad River on its way into Columbia, SC.
Hiding in Plain Sight. The CSX local has reversed into the Precoat Metals building, where it will deliver some cars and then return toward its small yard on the NIT.
Norfolk Southern F7A 4271 leads the NS OCS out of Columbia, South Carolina on a dreary, ugly and rainy day in late 2014. I would not always shoot under such weather conditions back then but my son... (more)
CSX C319 at Devine Junction
Built in 1973 as Seaboard Coast Line GP38-2 512, she's actually been in service longer for CSX than she was for the SCL. I caught her fouling Assembly Street in Columbia, South Carolina on CSX Y10... (more)
Local Work in the Morning. The local Y102 heads onto the NIT to work some industries in a former ACL industrial park.
Local Work. The S-F local runs north on the Southern's R Line toward Blythewood, SC.
Nice New Power. A very newly released and still shiny locomotive leads the daily container train through Devine Junction past the single aspect searchlight signal.
Bridging the Congaree. After (sadly) turning its power to have the yn2 unit trail, the local crosses the Congaree from Cayce Yard and pulls to the regular stop spot at Tryon Street in Colu... (more)
Morning Coal Run. With part of Columbia as a backdrop, CSX 321 passes alongside Assembly Street on its way to Andrews Siding. It will wait there for a few hours before another crew takes i... (more)
Searching. Led by foreign power, the daily 242 container train passes a single-aspect searchlight, originally of Seaboard origin and provided to NS as part of the railroad reorganization i... (more)
Southern Serves the South!! Earlier in the day, NS 786 arrived in to Columbia with it's usual at the time trio of NS ES40DCs leading. But 4th out, was the recently refurbished NS 3170 p... (more)