Interesting power on Westbound High Wide Q359-15 emerges from Shoo Fly Tunnel.. is this former EMD 1, the very first SD60. Was later CR 6840, then NS 6701 before passing over to CSX in the merger
Old glory illuminates, the rails glisten, and the West Hump glows as the late setting July sun starts to fade behind Wills Mountain. RC SD40-2 heads east through the yard for it's next hump move.... (more)
Wide angle view of the W&LE run through ore train
Q217 leaving the Queen City
Q358 struggles upgrade under the ex railroad that used to dominate this area, the Western Maryland. The viaduct is now a bike trail.
R657 grinds upgrade through Sand Patch on a very muggy, but beautiful morning.
Capitol Limited makes its daily eastbound trip down Sand Patch grade @ Fairhope
2 railfans I met(standing on the bridge below train) at Sand Patch met up with the K110 Wheeling and Lake Erie ore train waiting for a spot in CSX's Cumberland Yard.
Around and around we go
6000 power starts grinding towards points east past some relics in the twilight.
4 Young TRESSPASSERS cut directly in front of a Cumberland helper getting ready to tie onto the rear of Q226-28 for a shove west over Sand Patch... apparently these young folks were playing aroun... (more)
Q249-29 departing downtown Cumberland
ICE powered K674-02 arrives into Connellsville & will get a buffer car & a set of helpers added for the trip east over Sand Patch