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8/19/2017
 
 
 
 
  Viewing the last 200 photos I selected as my favorite Pictures.
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Cruzing down union street 28 years later!
Title:  Cruzing down union street 28 years later!
Description:  It was March 13, 1982 when John Parker took this picture of then Southern 5126 moving down the middle of Union Street in Aiken SC. http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=325945 Now 28 years later 5126 is back on p22 in NS paint and I had planned from the first day I saw this one in my home town to try and dupe the shot by John Parker. From film to digital some things still haven't changed. Well here it is. Of course I can't get everything exactly right because it's hard for me to find our exactly where Mr. Parker was standing 28 years ago. I'm zoomed in much closer than Mr. Parker was. Furthermore the engine is running longhood forward this time and is pulling covered hoppers instead of southern boxcars. The tree that John was standing behind is long gone, and the house has been re-painted to a greenish color whereas it was white back in Parker's photo. Many of the background trees remain but also take notice that my shot is taken in the summer and his is taken in late winter so all the hardwood trees have no leaves in his photo. Finding and planning this shot took some time because the neighborhood has changed in a few ways but the general layout has remained the same and that played in my favor. But I can say I did it. Not many railfans get this opportunity after 20 years have passed and I sure was glad to see 5126 on my local this summer. Maybe 28 years from now another railfan will get a chance to do this again.
Photo Date:  7/22/2010  Upload Date: 1/6/2011 5:46:45 AM
Location:  Aiken, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 5126(GP38-2)
Views:  384   Comments: 3
NS 7079
Title:  NS 7079
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/12/2010  Upload Date: 12/26/2010 6:49:08 AM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NS 7079(GP50)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
NS 6694
Title:  NS 6694
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/31/2009  Upload Date: 8/15/2010 1:27:42 AM
Location:  Johnstown, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6694(SD60)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
NS 7083
Title:  NS 7083
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/12/2009  Upload Date: 8/15/2010 1:00:08 AM
Location:  Langley, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 7083(GP50)
Views:  140   Comments: 0
NS 8867
Title:  NS 8867
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/28/2009  Upload Date: 9/29/2009 12:42:23 AM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8867(C40-9)
Views:  92   Comments: 1
NS 9414
Title:  NS 9414
Description:  Since they shifted part of the tracks over about 10 feet in Graniteville, this created a curve before the small trussell. Makes for an interesting shot but I feel I can do better next time I get the chance to take this shot. I never really noticed this curve til yesterday but I think next time I just need my zoom ranged in fully. One thing I can say for widecabs they do make good curve shots.
Photo Date:  4/11/2008  Upload Date: 11/29/2008 10:31:38 PM
Location:  Graniteville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9414(C40-9W)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
NS 5132
Title:  NS 5132
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/18/2008  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 6:20:16 PM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 5132(GP38-2)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
NS 9044
Title:  NS 9044
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/9/2008  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 6:14:13 PM
Location:  Johnstown, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9044(C40-9W) NS 2668(SD70M-2)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
NS 4154
Title:  NS 4154
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/3/2008  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 6:03:22 PM
Location:  Johnstown, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4154(GP38AC) NS 3189(SD40) NS 6171(SD40-2) NS 6158(SD40-2)
Views:  256   Comments: 1
NS 8968
Title:  NS 8968
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/2/2008  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 5:57:30 PM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8968(C40-9W) NS 8397(C40-8W)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
NS 8893
Title:  NS 8893
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/23/2007  Upload Date: 4/11/2008 1:07:44 AM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8893(C40-9W)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
NS 6623
Title:  NS 6623
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/4/2007  Upload Date: 4/11/2008 12:50:34 AM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6623(SD60) NS 8422(C40-8W)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
Street running on a hot 4th of July
Title:  Street running on a hot 4th of July
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/4/2007  Upload Date: 4/11/2008 12:45:36 AM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6623(SD60)
Views:  296   Comments: 0
Distant visuals
Title:  Distant visuals
Description:  This was uploaded at a large resolution on purpose. Ok this is very abnormal for NS to idle a train at this crossing so I kind of got a rare shot here. Now notice I have the whole train in this shot it was only 44 cars long. Now if you view this shot in fullview look down the tracks behind the train and notice you can almost clearly make out the storm branch road crossing which is more than a mile away, and a truck clearing it. You see the railroad tracks are very flat and go down a straight path for about a mile so you can actually see pretty far and whenever I'm railfanning this area I always take advantage of this because I can tell if there's a nothbound train comming from the lights shinning miles away. Now I know most people would call the fujifilm finepix S5200 a mediocre $275 point and shoot camera but when it performs like this and you can almost clearly make out distant objects then that's more than just a point and shoot. But if this was a $1,000 Nikon I probably would be able to tell what kind of truck that is in the background.
Photo Date:  7/3/2007  Upload Date: 4/11/2008 12:36:54 AM
Location:  Johnstown, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8996(C40-9W) NS 9933(C40-9W)
Views:  301   Comments: 1
CSX 6119 Working Columbia Nitrogen
Title:  CSX 6119 Working Columbia Nitrogen
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/2/2007  Upload Date: 4/1/2007 12:46:52 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 6119(GP40-2)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
NS 4270
Title:  NS 4270
Description:  NS 951 is almost in Augusta. I took this picture prior to a fellow railfan informing me that this engine was coming to my area.
Photo Date:  3/30/2007  Upload Date: 3/30/2007 4:15:25 PM
Location:  Johnstown, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A) NS 4275(F7B) NS 5648(GP38-2) NS 4276(F7B)
Views:  2280   Comments: 17
NS 4270 Parked at Nixion yard
Title:  NS 4270 Parked at Nixion yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/2007  Upload Date: 4/1/2007 9:44:20 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4270(F9A) NS 4276(F7B)
Views:  840   Comments: 0
NS 9521
Title:  NS 9521
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/24/2007  Upload Date: 4/1/2007 12:42:18 PM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9521(C40-9W)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
NS 8388
Title:  NS 8388
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/11/2006  Upload Date: 12/2/2006 9:07:04 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8388(C40-8W) NS 9232(C40-9W)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
The common dash-9 hides all the rare units
Title:  The common dash-9 hides all the rare units
Description:  This kinds blowed because this train had two former conrail units in it and it had to be the common dash-9 that was on point. I made a last ditch effort to get the conrail engines but failed. I do have a bad photo of them but I haven't decided if I want to load it.
Photo Date:  3/3/2006  Upload Date: 3/7/2006 10:47:34 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Jeff Stewart
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9152(C40-9W) NS 8409(C40-8W) NS 2564(SD70) NS 9850(C40-9W)
Views:  453   Comments: 1
NS 4612
Title:  NS 4612
Description:  My best shots of thie engine yet, on 3/6/06 this engine was involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler in Langley. While it wasn't totaled it did have damage to the snow plow and hand rails. I only saw the pictures on the news I was in school at the time of the accident.
Photo Date:  3/2/2006  Upload Date: 3/7/2006 10:35:52 PM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Jeff Stewart
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4612(GP59)
Views:  223   Comments: 1
NS 4612
Title:  NS 4612
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/2/2006  Upload Date: 3/28/2006 1:10:39 AM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Jeff Stewart
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4612(GP59)
Views:  232   Comments: 1
NS 4612
Title:  NS 4612
Description:  NS 4612 Goes down the Dixie Clay spur line in Bath SC.
Photo Date:  2/24/2006  Upload Date: 3/7/2006 10:33:03 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Jeff Stewart
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4612(GP59)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
NS 7007
Title:  NS 7007
Description:  Ns local P22 clears under the SC highway 421 bridge with NS 7007 on point.
Photo Date:  4/4/2006  Upload Date: 4/25/2006 10:53:20 PM
Location:  Johnstown, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 7007(GP50)
Views:  222   Comments: 1
NS 8401
Title:  NS 8401
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/4/2006  Upload Date: 4/25/2006 10:56:00 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 8401(C40-8W)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
NS 6551
Title:  NS 6551
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/29/2006  Upload Date: 4/25/2006 10:49:16 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6551(SD60) NS 8904(C40-9W)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
p22 local with OLS unit
Title:  p22 local with OLS unit
Description:  I had been told 2 weeks prior to this date that this engine had been in the area the only problem was being in the right place at the right time.
Photo Date:  9/27/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 12:54:44 AM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 4635(GP59)
Views:  188   Comments: 1
Three highhoods just past mile marker 180
Title:  Three highhoods just past mile marker 180
Description:  NS 7032 and NS 3305 are pulling NS 191 to Augusta but make a brief stop at mile marker 180 to drop off NS 7041 which I assume will be serving as local p22.
Photo Date:  10/1/2006  Upload Date: 10/3/2006 1:01:08 AM
Location:  Warrenville, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 7032(GP50) NS 3305(SD40-2) NS 7041(GP50)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
Old and new
Title:  Old and new
Description:  This is a shot I know I'll never forget... The big train idles while the hubber clay switcher (rarely even seen) drop off freight cars filled with clay.
Photo Date:  11/23/2005  Upload Date: 11/24/2005 11:44:31 PM
Location:  Langley, SC
Author:  Jeff Stewart
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9656(C40-9W) BNSF 5070(C44-9W) KT 1383(SW1200RS)
Views:  1145   Comments: 3
NS 3190
Title:  NS 3190
Description:  Everything just went perfect with this shot. I always wanted to catch a rare highhood like this one on 6th street in Augusta GA and sure enough there it was idling.
Photo Date:  10/17/2005  Upload Date: 10/29/2005 10:57:46 PM
Location:  Augusta, GA
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 3190(SD40)
Views:  288   Comments: 1
NS 6163
Title:  NS 6163
Description:  Prepairing to dock cars at Bath SC
Photo Date:  6/23/2005  Upload Date: 9/27/2005 5:06:00 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Jeff Stewart
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 6163(SD40-2) NS 3413(SD40-2) NS 5442(SD50)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
NS 9120(C40-9W)
Title:  NS 9120(C40-9W)
Description:  This is so far my best photo. This is an idling train that had me blocked while I was riding my bike but despite being blocked it was worth it I got a darn nice photo.
Photo Date:  5/16/2005  Upload Date: 9/21/2005 9:05:58 PM
Location:  Bath, SC
Author:  Joseph Johns
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 9120(C40-9W)
Views:  323   Comments: 1


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