The diminutive size of the U18B is evident in this photo, where the diesel is looks hardly any bigger than the waffle-sided boxcars coupled to it.
The Columbus turn has made it back to Richland, U18B 308 and its two mates are parked by the station, and the crew members are headed home. My memory is slipping, but I think the power will head ... (more)
On what was a well-trafficked line back in Seaboard Air Line days, just a handful of cars trail the three diesels on the six-days-a-week Columbus turn. In a couple years CSX will sell the line to... (more)
The Belton Job calls it a day and heads for the shop, passing this hot dog establishment, which actually has quite good reviews on Google.
The Belton Job pauses just south out of the interchange with Norfolk Southern as the Anderson Job does some work in the yard ahead.
Pickens passes the old Belton Depot
Having just swapped out cars with the Greenville & Western, a Pickens RR crew shoves across Hwy. 76 in Belton back onto their own trackage.
Three of Maine Central’s Independence Class “baby boats” and a GP7 lead a train into Rigby Yard in Portland, Mane. The ten U18’s were named for revolutionary war patriots and concepts, and were as... (more)
Pickens GE U18B #9508 was built as Seaboard Coast Line SCL #334 in 1973 ---> Seaboard SBD1932 ---> CSXT 1932 ---> CSXT 9508 (MoW service)
She is one of a small fleet of vintage GEs that soldier... (more)
Pickens 9503 ducks under the bridge at Honea Path on there way back to Gluck, SC.
The Pickens working the Greenville and Western yard.
Both Pickens jobs meet at Gluck to interchange cars. The Anderson Job must have had a busier then normak day.
Engineer adding a little throttle to crest the grade into the yard near Gluck as the Pickens Anderson Job begins to break down the interchange traffic from NS.
Pickens Belton Job works the interchange with Norfolk Southern before leaving with their train
The Pickens railroad picking up there cars from the Greenville and Western Railroad.