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Sand Patch
CSX's Sand Patch Grade, many photos from 1993-94 when I attended nearby Frostburg State University.
Photo Album By: Wade H. Massie
 
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Photo ID: 425006

On the outskirts of Cumberland, #30 heads east after a recent snowfall.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 269
Train ID: CSX P030
Photo Date: December 22, 1995


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Added: Feb 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 391263

Several years before a highway project changed the view, Q384 works upgrade towards Sand Patch with a trio of Geeps.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP30M
Location: Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 4221
Train ID: CSX Q384
Photo Date: October 18, 1992


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Added: Mar 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 389779

Good thing most of those autoracks are empty! A whopping 3,500 horsepower leads Q219 upgrade at Glencoe.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Glencoe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2068
Train ID: CSX Q219
Photo Date: May 11, 1994


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Added: Feb 17, 2012

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Photo ID: 240369

Fall splendor surrounds Q216, working upgrade on Sand Patch's west slope, between Indian Creek and Ohiopyle.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Stewarton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8023
Train ID: CSX Q216
Photo Date: October 15, 1994


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Added: Jun 23, 2008

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Photo ID: 240360

353 reaches the summit of the Alleghenies with an eclectic all-EMD lashup.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sand Patch, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8081
Train ID: CSX Q353
Photo Date: May 14, 1994


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Added: Jun 23, 2008

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Photo ID: 238357

In near white-out conditions, 383 reaches the summit at Sand Patch and passes a helper set and a stopped R137. The weather on this day was constantly changing, intense snowfall at one moment, bri... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Sand Patch, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8175
Train ID: CSX Q383
Photo Date: December 21, 1995


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Added: Jun 06, 2008

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Photo ID: 214258

Cumberland wasn't as busy in '94 as it is today, but even then trains often had to stop on the west side of town, awaiting clearance into the terminal.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8124
Train ID: CSX L396
Photo Date: April 26, 1994


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Added: Dec 03, 2007

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Photo ID: 156838

A layer of fresh snow obscures the eastbound main, briefly creating the illusion of a single track main.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Sand Patch, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 9021
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 1995


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Added: Aug 31, 2006

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Photo ID: 156059

E782 has arrived at Shaw, led by a CSX OLS caboose.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Caboose
Location: Shaw Mines, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 903834
Train ID: CSX E782
Photo Date: August 20, 2006


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Added: Aug 22, 2006

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Photo ID: 156024

Slowly rolling through the fields, E782 makes his way towards the loadout at Shaw.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: None
Location: Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 903834
Train ID: CSX E782
Photo Date: August 20, 2006


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Added: Aug 22, 2006

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Photo ID: 154328

Just west of the summit of the Alleghenies, Amtrak's Capitol Limited glides through Sand Patch.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Sand Patch, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 144
Train ID: CSX P030
Photo Date: July 20, 2003


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Added: Aug 08, 2006

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Photo ID: 154244

Two Chessie cats add some color to a bleak winter landscape.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40
Location: Glencoe, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6537
Train ID: CSX S375
Photo Date: March 05, 1994


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Added: Aug 07, 2006

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Photo ID: 153689

E118's long train of empty hoppers arrive in Cumberland on a fine September day.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Cumberland, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6004
Train ID: CSX E118
Photo Date: September 28, 1993


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Added: Aug 03, 2006

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Photo ID: 153656

Track equipment is fouling the #1 main, forcing 353 to run past the worksite on the eastbound main.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Hoblitzell, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6349
Train ID: CSX Q353
Photo Date: April 25, 1994


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Added: Aug 03, 2006

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Photo ID: 153653

Amid colorful fall foliage, S381 twists and turns while climbing the steepest part of Sand Patch grade.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Manila, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6446
Train ID: CSX S381
Photo Date: October 10, 1993


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Added: Aug 03, 2006

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