Back in these days Florence was the butthead city in this area with everything else for miles around being dominated by road switchers.
Auto Train Superliner Sleepers have upgraded beverage stations at the top of the stairs not found on other routes.
After leaving the South Carolina Central Yard in Floyd, the crew picked up an additional cut of cars that made the consist quite lengthy (around 75ish cars). Here, the engineer is cruising along a... (more)
After stopping for about 30 minutes to wait for permission into Florence's CSXT Yard, the engineer gets his train back under way for the final mile of the journey into the yard.
After leaving the South Carolina Central Yard in Floyd, the crew picked up an additional cut of cars that made the consist quite lengthy (around 75ish cars). Here, the engineer is cruising along ... (more)
The Nucor Vulcraft facility in Florence is using their Trackmobile to pull some cars out of the warehouse bays in preparation for transfer and switching with the South Carolina Central Railroad. ... (more)
The crew of the South Carolina Central Railroad is on their return trip to Floyd after working Volcraft in downtown Florence. Here they are passing under a low hanging portion of trees just off H... (more)
The crew of the South Carolina Central Railroad brings their train through downtown Florence as they approach Vulcraft.
While staying near Florence, S.C., I wanted to get out for some night shots, but the question was "where?" The solution was to use Google Earth to check each grade crossing in town and -... (more)
The northbound Silver Meteor is seconds away from its station stop at Florence, S.C.
A pair of GP7s heads out what was once ACL's mainline between Florence and Wadesboro, NC. Many former ACL and SAL lines in this area are now gone, though a few were spun-off to shortlines.
MP15s came in three varieties on CSX, the MP15, MP15T, and the MP15AC as shown here. The 15AC was the most common, with 55 on the roster.
ACL diesel power at Florence, SC in this August 1953 view. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.
Winged UP unit #4907 heads a train north out of Florence Yard.