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.
Mixed freight heads west under the old Western Maryland Railway bridge at Keystone PA.
Connellsville Helper shoves Q216 by the depot, now a CSX MOW shop, in Meyersdale headed for Sandpatch.
Connellsville Helper set heads back west light after shoving an autorack to the top.
A lone AC4400CW takes a train of military equipment west near Fairhope, Pennsylvania.
A helper set is heading west through Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, after pushing an eastbound train up to Sand Patch.
A late running Cap Limit past the first CPLs on the mainline to the east of Pittsburgh.
Eastbound sits on #2, crewless with a brand spankin new GEVO as the Cumberland helper flys on by shoving a westbound autorack toward the hill.
Eastbound freight is just about ready to head over the top and make its way down the hill to Cumberland MD.