The Pickens has just picked up the two Alcos from the Greenville and Western and tows them a couple of miles to the siding at Docheno.
The eastbound Belton job crosses Broadway Creek at a leisurely pace.
Pickens U18B No. 9503 bellows smoke after being fired up at the beginning of a wet, dreary day of work for the Belton Job.
Too much traffic for the infrastructure is a good problem to have. The Anderson Job with ex-CSX B40-8s has left their 40+ car train clear of crossing and pulled up to the NS interchange to confer... (more)
After picking up 2 loaded scrap gons from new customer CMC Recycling, the Belton Job gets back underway to Honea Path.
A short local freight is dwarfed by the Southern RR bridge over Broadway Creek, just east of Anderson, SC.
The Pickens Belton Job passes the many farms in rural Anderson County, SC, as it runs light to the company's yard at Docheno to await another assignment.
With the Pickens Railroad's Belton job running on an as needed schedule, shots on this end of the line are much harder to obtain. As luck would have it, the Belton job ran with a cut of 7 cars for... (more)
The crew of the Pickens Railroad switches cars in downtown Anderson as they get ready to shuffle power around for the Belton crew to take 9503 back.
With the Pickens Railroad's Belton job running on an as needed schedule, shots on this end of the line are much harder to obtain. As luck would have it, the Belton job ran today with a cut of 7 c... (more)
The face of a baby boat.
Pickens #9503 slowly makes its way back to Honea Path, SC.
Two Pickens Railroad Baby Boat U18B's sit in the small yard in Gluck, SC
Pickens U18B #9503 sits in Gluck, SC after a day of working.
Former CSX MOW 9503 was one of just a few U18B's originally delivered to SCL with a small tank and FB2 trucks to replace ALCos on branchlines in the Carolinas.