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.
CSX has quite the helper set lashups on the Keystone Sub consisting of this set plus a set of D8-40C's with the "link" to cut on the fly, plus a pair consisting of a GEVO and SD40-2 and a few more... (more)
The second rack train back to back to climb the Sandpatch grade grinds around the horseshoe at Mance under the last rays of sun in this neck of the woods surrounded by the mountain tops.
Q394 eases past the Budd Board at the famous "Narrows" with a fresh coating of snow.
E834 FLIES down the mountain coming into Hyndman.
Don't let this shot fool you, although there was full sun all day, it still was bone chilling frigid. E834 very slowly grinds upgrade almost reaching the summit at Sand Patch.