Q359's pusher goes along for the ride for now until they reach the extreme grades not too far from here to the West as they near Sandpatch.
It's great to stand at the West end of the Mance Curve for an Eastbound as you never know what will pop out from behind the hillside. Once again we find a BNSF leader but in the mix is a new MARC ... (more)
Single stack train Q139 binds up on the curves of the Keystone Sub climbing the East grade of Sandpatch.
A loaded Wheeling and Lake Erie coke train rolls along the Casselman river ready to tackle the grade just outside of Meyersdale.
Its not unusual to see BNSF leader on Q368 but to see a MARC unit 3rd out was a bonus on todays Q368-26
On a sunny but frigid morning, E834 struggles over the Sand Patch mountain.
A pair of slug sets lead CSX westbound train Q353 past the old B&O signals at Broadford, just west of Connellsville.
Running east along the Youghiogheny River, train Q358 pulls thru Connellsville behind an interesting mix of ex-Conrail and leased power.
Westbound freight Q381 passes under the Boston Bridge in Versailles.
The eastbound Capitol Limited rolls thru Versailles with the Florida Fun Train engine running 3rd.
The sun breaks thru the morning clouds as Amtrak's eastbound Capitol Limited passes thru Versailles.
A pair of CP SD40-2's were bracketed by a CSX AC6000 as the odd combo led CSX westbound Q133 under the Boston Bridge in Versailles.
An Eastbound load of black diamonds tackle the Westbound grade of Sandpatch sweeping through the S curve between Glade City and Keystone.
A GEVO and an SD40-2 make up this helper set out of Cumberland as we see them holding back the first Q375 of the day, which is from the previous day running just a bit late while Amtrak's Capital ... (more)
A set of Connellsville helpers with the "link" runs Westbound lite back to home to shove the next heavy Eastbounder.