A spontaneous Magnolia Cutoff trip in the middle of the night turned to be quite a bad idea! As I started heading into the Alleghenies, visibility was horrendous. So I abandoned the cutoff and w... (more)
Fog so thick you could cut it with a machete! P030 cuts through the heavy mist with Sand Patch tunnel barely visible in the background.
Westbound CSX worktrain departs Cumberland,Md with 34 loads of Ballast
Q358 stops at the old Bud Board and in the narrows waiting to get into the yard at Cumberland
The eastbound Capitol Limited slows for it's station stop at Cumberland through the narrows and past a stopped westbound autorack waiting for a helper.
An old and worn out leader struggles up the mountain on the Sand Patch grade at the namesake "village" of Sand Patch.
After a week of snow and taking nearly an hour to drive up the icy and snow covered steep Mance Road, I nearly didn't make it to catch Q226 sailing downgrade in a beautiful winter wonderlan... (more)
Looking more like Colorado with the BNSF power and rock cut this eastbound manifest sits at the Bud Board waiting for Cumberland Yard to open up.
Joint NS-W&LE run thru train Z279 passes the old B&O signals at Foley as the westbound climbs Sand Patch Grade.
Westbound Q375 passes the old B&O signal at Pinkerton as it enters the signal track on the west slope of Sand Patch Grade.
Helper power in Connellsville
Eastbound Q216 passes what was left of the B&O's yard in Connellsville.
Q353 drops down the west slope of Sand Patch Grade just west of Meyersdale at Salisbury Junction.
Westbound Q383 rolls off the High Grade Line in Confluence behind CSXT 7687 near the end of the pre-ditch light era!