Four B&O SD35s were shoving hard on an eastbound manifest as it struggled up Cranberry Grade just east of Amblersburg, WV during a downpour on May 4, 1978.
In May, 1978, some friends and I headed to B&O's Cranberry Grade to catch some spring colors. It rained all three days. That said, railroading does occur in all types of weather and we tried to ... (more)
An eastbound caboose light movement was arriving at Cumberland, MD on a cold Nov. 28, 1977, led by GP30 No. 6960. The light movement could have been because at the moment, the B&O was effectively... (more)
Back in 1977, the standard helper set on Cranberry Grade consisted of four SD35s. Two sets were employed and both were usually kept busy. Its shove done, one set was dropping downgrade and aroun... (more)
A westbound empty hopper train was dropping down Cranberry Grade, west of Terra Alta, WV on Oct. 24, 1977, led by C&O GP38 No. 3898. Back then I did a lot of camping by the railroad and this is f... (more)
An eastbound B&O manifest was grinding up Cranberry Grade, west of Terra Alta, WV on October 24, 1977 with three GP40-2s.
Westbound Amtrak No. 33, the "Shenandoah," was crossing the Potomac River from Magnolia, WV and into Maryland on Sept. 11, 1977, led by "Pooch" No. 714. During this time period, P30CHs seemed to ... (more)
It is interesting how time changes one's perspective. I remember standing on the hill near Doe Gully, WV when this eastbound unit grain train approached, led by new SD40-2s No's. 7614 and 7615. ... (more)
Eastbound Amtrak No. 704, the "Blue Ridge," was passing Mexico Tower at the east end of Cumberland Yard on Oct. 12, 1975, led by Amtrak E9A No. 400. To the left in background was an eastbound Tra... (more)
From what I can determine, there were 23 Chessie Safety Cabooses, decorated in various colors with different safety slogans. One such caboose, B&O C-3771 was trailing an eastbound unit grain trai... (more)
A GP-30 works the "hump" at the Brooks Ave. Yard. Cars were cut loose on the hump after a slight shove and they rolled down into the North Yard. Switches were all thrown by hand to get the cars on... (more)
B&O E7 #74 at Cumberland, MD in July 1955. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.
B&O E9A 1441 looks to be ready to head out of Washington Union Station while a PRR GG-1 looks on in the background.
The old B&O livery was very dignified.
300mm view of B&O helper sets at M&K Junction. Scanned from an Ektachrome slide. ASA 400, 60 seconds @ f8.
This was one of the last 2 ex B&O GP30's that still were in B&O paint at the time, but the engines had been renumbered from the B&O numbers to CSX numbers.