Monday, February 23, 2009

South Carolina dreamin...

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary Jr. Text, pictures, and captions are his.

An early start (0730) at Tatum, SC and the Pee Dee River started its run to the mill north of Bennettsville, SC. A check on the SCRF in Cheraw was a bust...looks like they didn't run in a couple of months. Over to Palmetto Brick only to find with the depressed housing market and the related drop of demand for brick, they are only running one kiln. Meaning that the railroad will not be operating until kilns 2 & 3 are reactivated....oh, well, at least the engines were sitting out where they could be shot from the road. Over to the South Carolina Central at Floyd, SC and was rewarded with many locos including a mother and slug combo from CORP. Then on to Florence, where a passing northbound rail train had an unexpected surprise....the 175th Anniversary of the B&O caboose!!! A nice end for Friday the 13th!!!

And then the clouds rolled in....

Pee Dee River 1764 & train at Beauty Spot Crossing, east of Bennettsville, SC

Palmento Brick 2 with train and # 1 at Wallace, SC

South Carolina Central 77 at Floyd, SC

A Sucker Hole precedes the advancing Storm Front in Florence, SC

CSXT 904000 on North-Bound Rail train at Florence, SC