We're looking out from an open-window coach, as the 614 makes a hard left at Viaduct Junction. It was a rocket-ride up the Potomac Valley that day.
The pushers on westbound Q317 pass the tower at Viaduct Junction in Cumberland. The two tracks to the left are the ex-B&O's old main line to the west.
Approaching Cumberland at Viaduct Jct. in August 1976. Note the rider in the cab of the third unit. Presumably, the fireman's rule is still in effect.
Heading for Sand Patch
Cumberland Helper westbound LHF at Viaduct Junction is sent to retrieve an outlawed train in Garrett,Pa
875 leads Q 130 into Cumberland at Viaduct Junction. This train is seeing more containers and fewer empty flats as the economy slowly and slightly improves.
The fourth engine back, a CSX GP15T, is the only home road engine on the eastbound "Q". BNSF 9224 leads the engine consist, lookin' good like an ACE should leading the train down by Henderson Av... (more)
149 and friend bring West Virginia coal into Cumberland, coming off the mountain sub traveling eastbound and crossing over to the west bound main, along side of busy Henderson Avenue.
A westbound train of empty grain hoppers is a rockin' and a rollin' as it departs Cumberland for its climb up Sand Patch.
CSX 2259 in lead position and 6471, HLCX 6219, GCFX 3061 and NS 9610 following.
FURX 3006 and CEFX 7105 heading towards the Narrows.
A single unit hustles TOFC west towards Chicago.
Empties head west onto the Mountain Sub.
Eastbound coming off Connellsville Line at junction with West End