|Aiken Railroad; Aiken, S.C.; December 13, 2013|
|CSX; Dixiana (Cayce), S.C.; December 13, 2013|
|CSX Transportation; Dixiana (Cayce), S.C.; December 13, 2013|
During the day we had stopped at the Greenville & Western in Belton, S.C., where we found they had borrowed a GP30 from sister road the Aiken Railroad. An employee in Belton said it was one of two GP30s owned by the Aiken, and the other was in the railroad's namesake town. We had left Cayce and were heading for Augusta, Ga., when we saw a sign on the interstate saying that Aiken was off the next exit. How hard could it be to find a GP30 in town? Google satellite images of the town showed an obvious spot where motive power might be kept, so we headed there and -- voila! -- there was the GP30, along with LTEX SW1500 No. 1543, a leased locomotive from Larry's Truck & Electric. We broke out the lights and duly captured both locomotives (below and top photo of this post).
|Aiken Railroad; Aiken, S.C., December 13, 2013|
|CSX Transportation; DeLand, Fla.; December 16, 2013|
|South Central Florida Express; Clewiston, Fla.; December 17, 2013|