Eastbound Q226 approaching the yard at Connellsville with not 1 but 2 Conrail Q in tow elephant style
Eastbound Q358 crosses the Indian Creek Viaduct in the Youghiogheny River Gorge on the west slope of Sand Patch... the train also had rear helpers
The VERY last light of the fall day finds the nose of Q375 as it clears Garrett.
A fitting pan for the fast paced "Capitol Limited".
Connellsville, 60 miles railroad West and at the foot of the Sand Patch grade, still holds on to the brilliant and beautiful fall colors. Q352 with it's colorful consist heads east along the Youg... (more)
Empty auto racks are still struggling to make it up the grade and to the summit, just a short distance west of here.
Nice headend power leads a lengthy Q216 up the grade just outside of Meyersdale.
The colors blaze this morning on some trees that are hitting peak for the year, while the Eastbound Capitol Limited makes for an early appearance today at Mance.
The color on the grade is vibrant as the sun comes out in just enough time for U883 to bask in it.
A lone SD70MAC pushes Q216 up the hill, where shortly after taking this shot, will stop at Sand Patch to inspect it's entire train for a hotbox on nearly every car, as instructed by the Meyersdale... (more)
CSX work train D059, which is currently engine light, heads east over the small bridge at Falls Cut and into the short tunnel.
Eastbound coal loads ease downgrade and around mile 199 curve approaching Falls Cut tunnel.
The eastbound Capitol hustles out of the shadows and into the morning sun rolling downgrade just past the signals at NA.
A colorful ACe pops out of Sand Patch tunnel and pauses to let go of the helpers on the other end.
The colors are starting to come alive, as a veteran leans into the curve at Manila. Check out those numberboards!