Running over 4 hours late, Amtrak's eastbound Capital Limited slows as it prepares to make a stop in Cumberland, MD. This train left Chicago 2 hours late and picked up another 2 on the way.
An EMD proudly wears a coat of YN2 paint and lets out a belch of smoke as it powers up the grade through Mance.
A lengthy manifest catches some evening light as it heads west underneath the iconic Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct.
CSXT 570 brings a train of empty hoppers up the Keystone Sub into Sand Patch.
A GE quartet powers a huge L355 over the Sand Patch summit.
Q261 grinds through an autumnal Mance.
A loaded CSX coal train waits for permission to continue into Cumberland after coming down the Sand Patch grade. CSX 9010, 9031, 5356, 4832
It's a chilly and cloudy fall day in southwestern Pennsylvania as the sound of screaming flanges, dynamic brakes, and a horn break the silence of the deathly quiet valley at Mance, PA on the east ... (more)
An eastbound coal drag thunders up the Sand Patch grade, ducking under the massive Western Maryland through-truss bridge, now home to the Great Allegheny Passage trail.
Amtrak's eastbound Capitol Limited crests the grade at Sand Patch on CSX's Keystone Subdivision on its scenic trip from Chicago, IL to Washington, D.C.
On a damp and mostly cloudy fall morning, CSX single-stack intermodal Q130 tops the Sand Patch grade in its namesake village. In just a few hundred yards, the two engines will back off into dynami... (more)
CSX Q389 splits the Eastbound signals at Viaduct Junction with an SD40-3 leader.
CSX Q389 heads upgrade through Hyndman behind a SD40-3 leader aka a SpongeBob Cab.
CSX Q389 roars upgrade through Fairhope with an awesome lashup, including an SD40-2 leaser. Late afternoon light makes this scene so much better.
CSX Q249 heads west at Viaduct Junction behind a pair of SD40-2s for power.