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Eugene Cain's Collection
 
9/25/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Eugene Cain
Dates:1/1/1980 - 12/30/1989
Album Info:Many different paint schemes and themes.
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Climbing up Sneads Hill
Title:  Climbing up Sneads Hill
Description:  Loaded Coal Train led by SCL 2011 has come off the Savannah River Trestle and is beginning the climb up Sneads Hill near Evans, Georgia on the Spartanburg Sub. These heavy Coal Trains oftened stalled and had to be broken into sections to get over the hill. Each section would proceed to the siding at Martinez, several miles away. Me and my friend camped out right here many times and saw the action. This Picture was among the first Photos I took. Sorry for the poor quality, as it was taken with a cheap 110 Camera.
Photo Date:  2/27/1980  Upload Date: 8/30/2011 3:57:22 PM
Location:  Evans, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SCL 2011(SD45)
Views:  416   Comments: 4
"The Local"
Title:  "The Local"
Description:  This was the McCormick Turn operating from Augusta serving local business to McCormick, SC. In 1981, there was a lot of business along this stretch of the Spartanburg Sub. Note the still operating "Mars Lights" on top.
Photo Date:  4/12/1981  Upload Date: 8/30/2011 4:09:20 PM
Location:  Evans, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SCL 2002(SD45)
Views:  346   Comments: 1
Clinchfield Power on Snead's Hill
Title:  Clinchfield Power on Snead's Hill
Description:  SCL Train led by Clinchfield Power struggles to make it over the top of Sneads Hill at Evans, Georgia on the Spartanburg Sub. (Now the McCormick Sub) This location was also known as "Steel City" due to all the Knuckles that have been broken over the years!!! This was prior to the Seaboard System era, even though the CSX Merger took place in November 1980. for now, it is still SCL
Photo Date:  5/26/1981  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 11:50:39 PM
Location:  Evans, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CRR 3620(SD45-2)
Views:  386   Comments: 1
Switching Action
Title:  Switching Action
Description:  The McCormick Turn switching some cars in Martinez, Georgia. The Unit is an ex L&N GP38 I think
Photo Date:  7/20/1982  Upload Date: 8/30/2011 5:01:40 PM
Location:  Martinez, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LN 4138(GP38-2)
Views:  262   Comments: 1
Switching Action
Title:  Switching Action
Description:  SCL 827 does some switching at Augusta Yard in Summer 1982. Believe this to be old GP-7 that still has its "Mars light"
Photo Date:  9/20/1982  Upload Date: 8/30/2011 4:37:19 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SCL 827(GP7)
Views:  273   Comments: 1
Charleston Sub Action
Title:  Charleston Sub Action
Description:  Believe this to be an old GP-7 doing some switching at Yemassee, SC. Boy have things changed here!!!! CSX now has a Building across the Tracks. The Yard Tracks in the background are long gone. The line to Port Royal was recently torn up, and the Amtrak Station is now closed, but the Train still stops. The Track the Loco is on was pulled up in the late 1980s.
Photo Date:  6/10/1983  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 6:08:30 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 801(GP7)
Views:  428   Comments: 4
Spartanburg Sub Action
Title:  Spartanburg Sub Action
Description:  The McCormick Turn passes Clarkes Hill, SC on the Spartanburg Sub led by Clinchfield SD45 3628..a former SCL Unit traded to the Clinchfield. It dosent matter now, as we are one full year into the Seaboard System era, which wont last very long. CSX once said "Youll never see the letters CSX on the side of a Boxcar!!! That didnt last very long!!
Photo Date:  4/12/1984  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 6:30:53 PM
Location:  Clarkes Hill, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 3628(SD45)
Views:  251   Comments: 2
Charleston Sub Action
Title:  Charleston Sub Action
Description:  SCL 6774 brings a Train into Savannah from Charleston crossing the NS at Central Jct. This remains one of Savannahs best Train watching Hotspots.
Photo Date:  4/13/1984  Upload Date: 4/11/2011 4:18:28 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6774(GP40)
Views:  389   Comments: 1
Central Jct.
Title:  Central Jct.
Description:  The Savannah-Columbia Local is heading onto the Columbia Sub here at Central Jct led by ex. L&N GP30 1380. We are just one year into the Seaboard System era and many Units still carry their old colors.
Photo Date:  4/13/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 1:50:56 AM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 1380(GP30)
Views:  245   Comments: 1
Savannah Yard
Title:  Savannah Yard
Description:  A Switcher moves a cut of Cars at Savannah Yard. This was the SALs new Yard built in the 1950s. It is still in operation in this view. By 1986, all freight operations would be moved to nearby Southover yard, the old ACL facility. Today, Savannah yard is an Intermodal Facility and CSX parks Coal Trains here as well. The Savannah West Route heads south to Burroughs. (Former SAL)
Photo Date:  4/13/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 2:03:40 AM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4212(MP15AC)
Views:  388   Comments: 0
The Local
Title:  The Local
Description:  Augusta-Port Royal Local arrives at Yemassee, SC. The Train will drop off some cars before heading east to Beaufort and Port Royal. It is the Summer of 1984 and I am trying to get as many Pictures here as possible. The line to Port Royal is up for abandonment, so I am documenting operations here. The line will be sold however, and service will continue. It was somewhat strange to see the big SD units operating on the branch here. The rail was quite light. Later, the line was upgraded west to handle more traffic.
Photo Date:  6/10/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 3:19:48 AM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8128(SD40-2)
Views:  312   Comments: 2
The Local
Title:  The Local
Description:  Augusta-Port Royal Local crosses the A Line at Yemassee, SC enroute to Beaufort and Port Royal. It will set off Cars before heading east. Much has changed in this Picture since 1984. The line to port Royal, as well as the diamonds and the Track on the far left are gone. The Station is still there, but closed. The Local still operates east from Augusta but runs up the A line now to Charleston.
Photo Date:  6/10/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 3:30:06 AM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  417   Comments: 6
Charleston Sub Action
Title:  Charleston Sub Action
Description:  Southbound Freight led by SCL 510 has pulled off the Number 2 track and is running on the "Big Pass" Track. He will do much work here before heading to Savannah. Note the unusual Black Number Boards on the lead Unit. Much has changed since this Picture was taken in 1984. The Pass track is gone, as well as the yard tracks in the background. A CSX Building now sits in this spot ajacent to where the Pass Track had been located.
Photo Date:  6/10/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 3:42:31 AM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 510(GP38-2)
Views:  321   Comments: 1
Georgia Sub Action
Title:  Georgia Sub Action
Description:  Eastbound Freight is passing Stone Mountain, Georgia on the Georgia Road Sub. (This was the former Georgia Railroad which is being upgraded to handle increased traffic.) You can see Stone Mountain off in the distance. Train is led by ex. L&N 4118
Photo Date:  6/14/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 2:46:58 AM
Location:  Stone Mountain, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4118(GP38-2)
Views:  279   Comments: 4
Augusta Sub Action
Title:  Augusta Sub Action
Description:  Augusta-Port Royal Local Train arrives at Yemassee, SC led by FL/SBD 4797. It is Summer, 1984 and CSX has put up notice of abandonment of the line to Port Royal. I am here to document as many Trains as possible on the Branch. But the line would be sold to the SC Ports Authority and service would continue. In less than a year, the Diamonds and this trackage will be removed and the Augusta Sun connection track will be reconfigured into a sort of Fish Hook alignment. The Augusta Sub still connects here today, but sad to say, the Port Royal Railroad quit in 2003, and the tracks were just recently torn up.
Photo Date:  7/14/1984  Upload Date: 4/11/2011 5:10:31 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4797(GP16)
Views:  409   Comments: 4
Port Royal Sub Action
Title:  Port Royal Sub Action
Description:  Port Royal-Augusta Local Train arrives at Yemassee, SC and will head west to Augusta after picking up some Cars. It is Summer, 1984 and SBD has posted a notice of their intent to abandon the Branch to Port Royal. I have been documenting as many Trains as possible. At this time, I do not know that the Railroad is being sold. Service would continue with the SC Ports Authority. The Train is about to cross one of three Diamonds here in Yemassee. They would be removed in less than a year as they would no longer be needed. The Local will still operate from Augusta, but will begin running north to Charleston. The heavy SD40-2 was somewhat unusual on the Branch, as the Rail was light. But I saw an SD45 on the line one time as well.
Photo Date:  8/14/1984  Upload Date: 4/11/2011 5:39:43 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8092(SD40-2)
Views:  382   Comments: 3
O&W Hopper Train
Title:  O&W Hopper Train
Description:  Another O&W empty Hopper Train ready to leave Augusta and head west over the Georgia Sub. These colorful Trains were only around a few years.
Photo Date:  9/22/1984  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 11:37:32 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OWTX 9953(SD40-2)
Views:  482   Comments: 3
Augusta Yard Action
Title:  Augusta Yard Action
Description:  Empty Ballast Train awaits a new crew to take the Train to Dan, just a few miles for reloading. The lead Engine here is FL/SBD 1238. But it looked very different" from most SD40-2s. I am not sure, I think it was an older SD40. Dan is just west of Augusta where a huge Stone Quarry is located.
Photo Date:  10/20/1984  Upload Date: 4/11/2011 5:53:35 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  SBD 1238(SD40)
Views:  267   Comments: 3
Harrisonville Yard Action
Title:  Harrisonville Yard Action
Description:  SCL 6764 pauses at the old Georgia Railroad's Harrisonville Yard in Augusta, Georgia. Nearly everything in this Picture is gone today.
Photo Date:  10/20/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:01:06 AM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6764(GP40)
Views:  303   Comments: 1
Harrisonville Yard Action
Title:  Harrisonville Yard Action
Description:  A loaded O&W Unit Coal Train has just arrived at Harrisonville Yard in Augusta, Georgia and is changing crews. The Train will head east to Yemassee, and Charleston, SC. These colorful Trains showed up in early 1984. They were only around for a few years. When the equipment was sold, they quickly disappeared from the area.
Photo Date:  10/25/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:13:25 AM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OWTX 9953(SD40-2)
Views:  417   Comments: 3
Harrisonville Yard Action
Title:  Harrisonville Yard Action
Description:  O&W loaded Coal Train has just arrived and is changing crews before heading east to Charleston, SC. We were lucky to catch these trains numerous times before they vanished from the area. This is the old Georgia Railroads Facility in Augusta. The main tracks were rebuilt, but most of the yard is gone today.
Photo Date:  10/25/1984  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 4:25:10 AM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  OWTX 9950(SD40-2) OWTX 9957(SD40-2)
Views:  547   Comments: 2
Port Royal Sub Action
Title:  Port Royal Sub Action
Description:  A lone SD40-2 and Caboose passes Coosaw, SC enroute to Yemassee after a layover at Port Royal, SC. The Train would often return empty to Yemassee. Today there are penty of cars to pick up before heading west back to Augusta. Yemassee was a big interchange point at one time. It is early January, 1985 and soon the line will be the property of the SC Ports Authority. The line will continue to operate until November 2003 when the Port is shut down. Sadly, the trackage was removed late in 2010. The SAL once crossed here at Coosaw as well. All that remains today are a few Signal bases. It is a "Ghost Railroad Crossing" now. Sorry for the poor quality of the Photo.
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 6:54:13 PM
Location:  Coosaw, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8147(SD40-2)
Views:  221   Comments: 1
Port Royal Sub Action
Title:  Port Royal Sub Action
Description:  The Local passes Coosaw, SC and is heading to Yemassee. There is nothing here today at this location. The Line was shut down here in 2003 and the Tracks were torn up in late 2010. The former SAL Savannah-Charleston-Hamlet Freight Route once crossed here as well.
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 6:03:53 PM
Location:  Coosaw, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8147(SD40-2)
Views:  286   Comments: 2
Port Royal Sub Action
Title:  Port Royal Sub Action
Description:  The Local is heading west to Yemassee from Beaufort and passing Sheldon, SC. I am standing on the US 17 overpass
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 6:15:43 PM
Location:  Sheldon, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8147(SD40-2)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Switching
Title:  Switching
Description:  The Local has arrived at Yemassee, cut off the Caboose, and begins assembling the cars to take west to Augusta. It is a busy morning here as 3 Trains are working at the same time!!
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 6:26:49 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8147(SD40-2)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
Switching
Title:  Switching
Description:  Northbound Freight on the Charleston Sub pauses to pick up Cars for Charleston. It was a very busy morning here. The local had just arrived earlier from Port Royal, and another local was working the yard here. (This is the busy A Line) looking south.
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 6:37:04 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 1534(U30C)
Views:  219   Comments: 1
Charleston Sub Action
Title:  Charleston Sub Action
Description:  Northbound train has finished working at Yemassee and is enroute to Charleston. So much in this Picture has changed!!! None of the tracks on the right remain, only the 2 main Tracks to the left. All the yard Trackage is gone now, as is the line to Port Royal. CSX constructed a Building to the right of where the Yard Tracks are. But there are lots of Trains by here even today under CSX.
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 6:48:16 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  261   Comments: 4
The Local
Title:  The Local
Description:  Having finished its work, the local is now leaving Yemassee and is enroute to its next stop just a few miles west on the Robbins Sub. This route was later renamed the Augusta Sub after it was upgraded to handle more traffic. I am standing on an old Overpass that had been closed. It was demolished a short time later!!!
Photo Date:  1/7/1985  Upload Date: 8/31/2011 7:00:32 PM
Location:  Yemassee, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8147(SD40-2)
Views:  269   Comments: 1
Clinchfield Power
Title:  Clinchfield Power
Description:  Older Clinchfield SD40 leads a northbound freight out of Augusta Yard enroute to Spartanburg, SC on the Spartanburg Sub. Lots of Clinchfield Power could be seen here even prior to CSX and Seaboard System!!! Clinchfield connected with the ACL/SCL at Spartanburg. Today it is all CSX.
Photo Date:  4/16/1985  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 7:08:34 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8293(SD40)
Views:  216   Comments: 2
Blossum Jct.
Title:  Blossum Jct.
Description:  Switching cars at the southend of Savannah Yard at Blossum Jct...Savannah, Georgia. Looking north, the newer trackage swings to the left while the old mainline continues straight. SAL's new Savannah Yard was completed in the 1950s. The old mainline was cut off in the 1970s when a new Highway was built. Part of the old mainline was used for Car storage for a number of years. My friend John Parker is visiting and his Buick Century...the "Lead Sled" is our official "Train Chase Vehicle!!!" Now I have one!!!
Photo Date:  4/20/1985  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 10:26:13 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 820(GP7)
Views:  280   Comments: 2
Abbeville Sub Action
Title:  Abbeville Sub Action
Description:  In 1985, this was all the Abbeville Sub. But in recent years the names have changed. Westbound freight is coming into the limits of Maxwell Yard at Greenwood, SC. The Track in the background is the former C&WC mainline and also ACL. In 1973, the Tracks were consolidated through here and the C&WC was abandoned. The lines split again at SALAK Jct.
Photo Date:  5/14/1985  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 7:28:06 PM
Location:  Greenwood, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 533(GP38-2)
Views:  382   Comments: 4
Coming up Snead's Hill
Title:  Coming up Snead's Hill
Description:  Another Train struggles up over Sneads Hill on the Spartanburg Sub at Evans, Georgia. This route has since been renamed the McCormick Sub and has been upgraded with Signalled Islands to help speed the Trains along.
Photo Date:  6/12/1985  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 12:29:10 AM
Location:  Evans, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8059(SD40-2)
Views:  320   Comments: 2
O&W Hopper Train
Title:  O&W Hopper Train
Description:  Onieda and Western empty Hopper Train pauses at Augusta, Georgia before changing crews and heading west to Atlanta. These Trains were around for only a few years then vanished after the equipment was sold.
Photo Date:  6/29/1985  Upload Date: 4/6/2011 4:27:04 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  OWTX 9952(SD40-2)
Views:  658   Comments: 6
Spartanburg Sub Action
Title:  Spartanburg Sub Action
Description:  Me and my friend John Parker out chasing Trains along the Spartanburg Sub. He was driving, and I was shooting. This is Train 690 led by SBD 8024. We are just north of Clarkes Hill, SC.
Photo Date:  6/29/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 1:04:42 PM
Location:  Clarkes Hill, SC
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 8024(SD40-2)
Views:  338   Comments: 2
Spartanburg Sub Action
Title:  Spartanburg Sub Action
Description:  The Local Turn leaving Augusta enroute to McCormick, SC and passing Dan where the Rock Quarry is located.
Photo Date:  6/29/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 1:16:27 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 2806(U23B)
Views:  354   Comments: 3
Spartanburg Sub Action
Title:  Spartanburg Sub Action
Description:  Local Train is coming over Sneads Hill at Evans, Georgia enroute to McCormick, SC on the Spartanburg Sub. This is the famous "Sneads Hill" as it is known to Railroad Men. It is also called "Steel City" because so many Knuckles have been broken here. I have walked the Tracks here and seen all the broken Knuckles. Back in the early 1980s, I remember how Coal Trains had to break into several sections, and "Double" the hill here. One time, just for fun, my Brother made a sign and held it up as one of these trains struggled to get up over the hill here. The sign read "Double or Nothing!!" After bringing a section over the hill here, the Train would proceed to the siding at Martinez, drop off the cars, and return for the second section. Now CSX uses helpers here and doubling the hill is pretty much a thing of the past. Several Coal trains have derailed here as well. It is a heck of a grade!!!
Photo Date:  6/29/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 1:31:45 PM
Location:  Evans, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 2806(U23B)
Views:  255   Comments: 2
Central Jct
Title:  Central Jct
Description:  Loaded Coal Train comes off the "S" Line at Central Jct, Savannah, Georgia led by a trio of C30-7s
Photo Date:  6/30/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 1:48:38 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 7000(C30-7)
Views:  281   Comments: 2
Central Jct
Title:  Central Jct
Description:  A northbound freight is enroute to the Charleston Sub here at Central Jct, Savannah, Georgia.
Photo Date:  6/30/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 1:59:00 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 5718(U36B)
Views:  176   Comments: 2
Northbound leaving Southover Yard
Title:  Northbound leaving Southover Yard
Description:  A northbound Train is coming out the northend of Southover Yard in Savannah, Georgia. This location is at Staley Avenue and the crossing has since been replaced with an overpass. I was told Semaphores once were located atop the Signal Bridge here.
Photo Date:  7/2/1985  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 4:36:43 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 5824(B36-7)
Views:  248   Comments: 4
Switching at Southover Yard
Title:  Switching at Southover Yard
Description:  Another view of GP-16 switching cars at Staley Avenue
Photo Date:  7/2/1985  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 5:09:32 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4793(GP16)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Switching at Southover Yard
Title:  Switching at Southover Yard
Description:  GP-16 leads a cut of cars out the northend of Southover Yard at Staley Avenue. I was told by Signal Maintainer there once was Semaphores atop the Signal Bridge here. This was a great location until the crossing was replaced by an Overpass.
Photo Date:  7/2/1985  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 4:59:43 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4793(GP16)
Views:  244   Comments: 2
Coming into Southover Yard
Title:  Coming into Southover Yard
Description:  Inbound freight off the Columbia Sub about to pass Staley Avenue before entering Southover Yard at Savannah. The Track on the far right is the Liberty Street Lead that heads downtown. This crossing has since been replaced with an Overpass.
Photo Date:  7/2/1985  Upload Date: 8/13/2011 4:46:00 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 2800(U23B)
Views:  304   Comments: 4
West Route, Blossum Jct.
Title:  West Route, Blossum Jct.
Description:  A southbound freight prepares to depart Savannah and is heading down the Savannah West Route, the former SAL mainline to Burroughs. Leading this Train is ex. Georgia 6653. The Train will take the A Line at Burroughs for the trip to Waycross. At this time the Everett Sub to the south was still in use but not for very long and the only scheduled freights running the S line were a pair of Pig trains.
Photo Date:  7/6/1985  Upload Date: 8/14/2011 7:47:21 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6653(GP40)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
Central Jct
Title:  Central Jct
Description:  Inbound freight is coming off the Charleston Sub at Central Jct, Savannah, Georgia. This is Savannah's most famous Train watching Hotspot....the "Mother" of Savannah's Hotspots!!!!
Photo Date:  7/6/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 2:09:03 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6760(GP40)
Views:  260   Comments: 2
Vidalia Sub Action
Title:  Vidalia Sub Action
Description:  "Super Local" coming off the Vidalia Sub at Savannah, Georgia. Someone stole the herald off the front of the Locomotive!!!
Photo Date:  7/6/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 2:20:16 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 514(GP38-2)
Views:  276   Comments: 2
Everett Sub Action
Title:  Everett Sub Action
Description:  The Riceboro Turn is heading south on the Everett Sub at Richmond Hill, Georgia. It is the Summer of 1985. Unknown to me at this time was the decision to close the "S" Line south of Riceboro. The route is still open at this time, but not for very long. We had just missed a "Pig" Train heading south Here when we went for Burgers. (We had no Scanner at this time) Had I known about the coming abandonment of this route, I sure would have caught that Intermodal Train instead of going for Burgers!!! You wouldnt have thought this line was up for abandonment as work was going on right here. (Tie renewal) Today, the route still extends to Riceboro and is operated by a Shortline Company. The route is gone from Riceboro to just north of Kingsland, at Seals, Georgia. This was once the Racetrack of the Seaboard Air Line, but was quickly deemed surplus trackage after the SCL Merger. Amtrak ran here until late in 1979. The end was announced in 1983, as the "New" Seaboard System began a program to get rid of excess trackage. This route was one of the first to get the Ax. Not very long after this, the "S" line north of Raliegh, NC suffered the same fate.
Photo Date:  7/13/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 3:29:24 PM
Location:  Richmond Hill, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 5777(U36B)
Views:  365   Comments: 3
Everett Sub Action
Title:  Everett Sub Action
Description:  The Riceboro Turn is heading south on the Everett Sub at Richmond Hill, Georgia. This view looks to the south showing the recently renewed Trackwork. The CTC Signal in the distance gives a "High Green" to the south. But it would not be for much longer. The end was near for this route south of Riceboro. I had no clue either. This was the SAL's "Racetrack' to Florida!!!! The CTC remained in service for a short time after the abandonment, but was deactivated in the Summer of 1986. Signal equipment was removed in 1991. Today, the route is operated by a shortline and the track here is much deteriorated over the years since it was downgraded.
Photo Date:  7/13/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 3:40:05 PM
Location:  Richmond Hill, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 5777(U36B)
Views:  334   Comments: 2
Alabama Jct
Title:  Alabama Jct
Description:  Local train for Columbia is leaving the northend of Savannah Yard. Another SCL herald missing!!!
Photo Date:  7/21/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 2:30:46 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 6764(GP40)
Views:  210   Comments: 2
Alabama Jct
Title:  Alabama Jct
Description:  Loaded Coal Train is coming off the "A" Line and onto the "S" Line connection to Savannah Yard. Train will change crews and continue down the West Route to Burroughs before rejoining the "A" Line.
Photo Date:  7/21/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 2:41:22 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 7042(C30-7)
Views:  200   Comments: 3
Alabama Jct.
Title:  Alabama Jct.
Description:  Columbia-Savannah local has just come off the "S" Line and is enroute to Savannah Yard.
Photo Date:  7/21/1985  Upload Date: 8/16/2011 3:09:32 PM
Location:  Savannah, GA
Author:  Eugene Cain
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SBD 4071(GP38-2)
Views:  226   Comments: 1


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