Having beat most of the days work curfews, a pair of AC's dig in for the toughest part of their morning run over Sand Patch. In the background is the Glade City signal as viewed from the former We... (more)
Yough Slope giving some of it's last indications
Another classic shot of Sand Patch, with The Capitol Limited struggling upgrade to reach the Summit. The wind was blowing unusually hard this day, allowing for any clouds to quickly be blown away... (more)
The last light of day reaches the foot of the beginning of the Sand Patch grade on this loaded U306.
Units as far as the eye can see! Well, at least to the beginning of the curve. 3 helpers were added to the already long consisted, stalled S401 at Mance. Every unit but the head end of S401 had ... (more)
Ballast train D070 is slowly crawling over the switch to 105 track. Oddly enough, the power will be shoving a train out of the way right behind me while towing the ballast, kinda like mid train h... (more)
Mty Unit coal bucket grinds up the East slope of the Keystone Sub. The 3rd and 4th unit will be set out at Rockwood for a coal bucket on the Coleman Sub. In a few weeks the corn will be harvested ... (more)
A light wind moves across the small pond as Q389 whisks West past Goehring Park.
Q352 only gets one today. It's funny, the last time I was at Sand Patch, the helper pool was full of SD50's. Today, the helper pool is all GE's.
The set of Dash 8s roll down the very apparent downgrade at Sand Patch, about to roll under the "classic shot" outlook.
E812 struggles up the grade, closing the gap to the Summit right behind me.
My first amtrak travels through Sand Patch.
The Sandpatch Grade takes a complete turn around with the foliage, making the area look lavish with green instead of the dull, dead brown.