Loaded coal creeps downgrade at Mance late in the afternoon on a beautiful fall day.
Eastbound coal train catches the first light of the day winding around the CSX version of Horseshoe Curve.
Eastbound container train winding down around the curve.
When the sun moved to the other side of the tracks I had this shot all planned out, but it seems that maybe if the leader had a little more color it would have been better. You be the judge.
CSX Q139, with an ex-Conrail 60I, cruises through falls cut tunnel all alone on it's journey up the mountain.
CSX rack train Q217 grinds up the grade at Foley with two GE's up front and a single helper in the back.
A Cumberland bound manifest slowly makes it's way down Sand Patch grade passing through Foley on a sunny fall morning.
This is the reason I like getting away from NS and the Pittsburgh Line. No Cab signals, any power goes! There's even a warbonnet in the mix as well, Number 555 D8-40BW still in Santa Fe!
The cloud/sun line is perfect, and the deep mean roar of thunder far in the distance overtaken, as a power move heads West into the sinking sun of a somewhat warm summer evening.
A pair of hockey stick Dash 8's lead Q261 through Rockwood.
Cumberland to Clearing Q389 trails a pair of CW44AC's and an Ex Con under the former WM Keystone Viaduct.
Eastbound Q130 glides through the curves on it's journey to Cumberland.
Eastbound Q394 actually is hauling the train down the mountain, and is not using dymanics at all.