CSX 5359 leads a string of power on a westbound manifest headed for Cumberland as it negotiates the deep hollows of the Potomac River valley at Hansrote, WV. The B&O style CPLs were certainly an i... (more)
WB Q301 is powered by two lease units as it passes through Hansrote, WV on October 22, 2000.
Westbound CSX Q217 curves through the cut leading into Stuart Tunnel at Hansrote, WV on April 29, 2000.
Westbound CSX Q347 curves into the setting sun at Hansrote, WV on Oct. 23, 1993
Westbound autoracks pass the B&O signals guarding the Cutoff. Sadly the signals no longer exist.
A westbound B&O manifest was struggling through Hansrote, WV on Oct. 21, 1979 with two GP9s. B&O seemed to run the higher priority manifests with plenty of motive power, however the lower priorit... (more)
An eastbound coal train roars by the eastward automatic signal at Hansrote, WV, 3/20/11. These vintage B&O CPL's are on borrowed time, soon to be replaced. Spring M/W season has also arrived, as ... (more)
Westbound CSX automotive train Q217 passes the CPL signals at Hansrote, WV on June 28, 2003, led by former SD80MAC No. 808, still in Conrail colors.
Visualizing the shot before the train arrived, I thought a long train of autoracks stretched around the curves would look pretty nice. Unfortunately, 249 was only running as light power on this da... (more)
P030 blast through the metropolis of Handsrote.
Westbound Q139 passes the Hansrote CPLs.
In the last light of the day, E819 passes through Hansrote on the Magnolia Cutoff.
Q217 splits the CPL's at Hansrote, while a fellow railfan looks on.
A pair of GE AC6000CWs, lead a 110 car coal train past the Eastbound CPL and a little used MoW spur in Hansrote, on the Magnolia Cutoff.