Welded rail train W025-29 heads east through the small town of Confluence.
After getting fuel and a crew, S368 with an ex SP leader heads out of town east towards Cumberland.
EX Southern Pacific SD40 7336, now HLCX 6341, heads east along the Keystone Sub just east of Confluence.
K059 with a foreign leader takes the reroute over the Baltimore Division, seen here at Confluence PA. Note how close the road is to the mainline
In the early morning a train carrying tankers with hazardous chemical residue and propane derailed in the center of town forcing the evacuation of 1,100 people. I was a senior in high school and ... (more)
Westbound Q383 rolls off the High Grade Line in Confluence behind CSXT 7687 near the end of the pre-ditch light era!
Westbound Q381 rolls thru Confluence on the west slope of Sand Patch Grade.
CSXT 5457 and 5490 along with two SD50's and two SD40-2's lead a very long mixed freight along the banks of the Youghiogheny River on a beautiful January day in 2008. This one lane road runs inbet... (more)
In the last week of "Heritage fleet" equipment service on the Capitol Limited the eastbound train was running hours late allowing a pretty view of the west slope of the Sand Patch grade. When I h... (more)
Often overshadowed by the more torturous east slope, the west slope of Sand Patch still has quite a bit of charm to it. West of Confluence the main skirts the Yough before heading into the straigh... (more)
Q359-11 westbound on the single or high line track just east of Confluence
I had just arrived at Confluence and this helper unit sunk up on me. This is an unusual combination of turbo and no turbo charged units.
Decrepit CPL signal masks rust away at the yard at Confluence, PA.
Eastbound intermodel running an hour late on a warm and beautiful October day.
Q359, with an IC unit trailing, blasts by an old CPL in Confluence. The crew probably thought we were crazy as we chased it from Cumberland, meeting it at half a dozen spots.