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Date: 11/18/22 14:36
For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: EL833

Made a stop at Anderson, SC to catch the Pickens and their orange U18B "Baby Boat" units. I use to see and photograph these a lot when they were SCL/SBD/CSX units operating in Florida. Next best thing to an Alco in my book, and considering these are the last ones running it's worth the time. All on 10-21-2022, in no particular order :

Anderson job along the line between downtown Anderson and their shop/main customer area.
The Anderson job waits next to some abandoned mills while the conductor walks up after picking up the NS interchange in Anderson.
The Belton job with a single U18B at Anderson.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 11/18/22 14:40
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: EL833

And now the Quad part....after both the Anderson job and Belton job were finished they combined the 3 units for the short run to the shops. A lone U18B, the 9502, had been placed at the switch. The trio coupled on giving me a quad set of baby boats, although for a very short time. 10-21-2022 Anderson, SC

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH








Date: 11/18/22 15:10
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: Gonut1

Neat catch!
go



Date: 11/19/22 03:34
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: jmbreitigan

Excellent photos. I have to put this on my bucket list.

John



Date: 11/19/22 03:37
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: jmbreitigan

Interesting smokestack in your second photo. They don't make them like that anymore. Any close up photos Roger ?
John



Date: 11/19/22 08:44
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: 1019X

Great photos, I'll have to check this out. What time of the day did all of this take place?
 



Date: 11/19/22 09:11
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: EL833

1019X Wrote:
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> Great photos, I'll have to check this out. What
> time of the day did all of this take place?
>  

Thank you...and both jobs go on duty early and are generally done in the 1pm range. A good spot to start is the NS interchange in Anderson to catch the Belton job first.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 11/20/22 06:08
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: bobk

Great series!



Date: 11/20/22 09:52
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: salrwy

We have a handful of square stacks left down here. Older than round stacks. Dozens and dozens of textile mills gone. That was Anderson Cotton Mill beside the U18s.

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Date: 11/20/22 13:27
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!



Date: 11/20/22 19:18
Re: For a brief moment, U18B Quadruplets (Pickens)
Author: callum_out

At this point the U18Bs are more rare than the Baldwins they replaced.

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