CSX borrowed UP's Challenger 3985 to celebrated the 50th anniversary of the annual Santa Train in 1992. The railroad dressed it up as a Clinchfield locomotive for this occasion.
When I arrived at Hamlet this day I found this line of stored GP16 units awaiting disposition. I had become accustomed to seeing them on locals around the region, and hated to see them go.
This was the Yancey Railroad's bridge over the Toe River at Kona, back when it was still standing. Unfortunately, the bridge was first damaged by a bulldozer and later burned by vandals.
The awesome UP Challenger was taking the spotlight as it was being prepared for it's trip the next day on CSX's Santa Claus Special. A CSX GP30M rolls by pretty much unnoticed by most of the rail... (more)
Former L&N U23B sitting on the old engine service track at Cayce Yard.
A CSX GP30M taking a rest between assignments at Cayce Yard.
Two former Durham & Southern locomotives head towards the Spartanburg tunnel under NS. Notice that the 2558 still has the original small fuel tank, but the 2557 has had it's fuel tank replaced wit... (more)
Former Chessie System SD40-2 sitting on the old engine service track at Cayce Yard.
Plenty of GE's at Bostic Yard. A set of power rests in the center on the cab track. The lead unit CSX 7564 was involved in a head on collision at Roebuck, SC in Jan. 1991. The unit still shows ... (more)
Gateway Western SW1500 (ex-P&LE) switching cars at East St. Louis.
CSX U23B #3324 takes a break from it's yard switching duties, while another U23B #3277 brings a local freight into the yard at Cayce, SC.
CSX GP40 still in Seaboard System paint leads a former L&N GP38-2 on train F795 down the relocated track through Columbia near the Amtrak station.
CSX train Q696 departing Bostic, NC on it's run to Hamlet Yard. Engineer held up a large stuffed pink panther in the window when he saw the camera. He had purchased it while laying over in Bosti... (more)
A former Chessie System GP40, that had been relegated to MOW service, sitting on the shop track at Spartanburg, SC.