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Old 10-29-2010, 08:16 PM   #4
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PICK typically goes on duty around 0800 at Gluck, which is just south of Anderson. They will usually head up to the NS interchange in downtown Anderson mid morning, and are often found there anytime from 10-noon. Back south to Gluck, and it is possible that another job may "break away" from the train and head over to Belton.

Don't forget, relatively new shortline Greenville & Western is at Belton, as well. PICK also operates from Belton to Honea Path with a separate job, but only a couple of times a week as far as I'm aware. Not certain of days.

HOG has jobs based at Cordele and Americus. Cordele job is a switcher, may stay just there performing local work, or head a bit east to work some customers on that end. A job from Americus often comes west to Cordele, picks up rock there, and heads east back to Americus. Both of these jobs are on around 0700-0800 as far as I'm aware.

Look for the SAN to come east out of Kaolin mid to late morning. Be in place for the short stretch of street running in Sandersville. They'll weigh their train at the yard south of downtown, then proceed to the NS yard at Tennille.

Nikos filled you in better than I can on the GC. If you're on the Savannah end, they tend to head out of there late afternoon if the times haven't changed. I've seen the train staged on their mainline at Pooler several times. Their yard is just south of the Amtrak station, though I've never been. They are not as open on letting you on the property anymore now that they are in GWI's fold. Don't just roll up to the yard office and start shooting away like the days of old.
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