Westbound CSX mixed train heads west at Fairhope.
Connellsville helper B254 glides down grade through Meyersdale after shoving Q388 to the summit.
Selkirk bound R409 sits at Garrett waiting for Q137 to clear on number 1. Once clear the 409 will cross over to number 1 to get to Sand Patch.
Crewless 5419 suns itself while sitting with inbound Q368 waiting to get into Cumberland.
5225 with a primer plow decends the hill with Q394 at Fairhope.
Connellsville helper B254 has just finished its shove of Q388 to Sand Patch. Odd for a helper unit, HLCX 6229 has held down the job out of Connellsville for over a week and a half now.
A pair of BNSF units and a FURX SD40-2 add some color to Q359 blasting through Meyersdale as the sun goes down.
Fromer CR 5502, with marker lights intact, rolls 217 over the top of the hill at Sand Patch.
Coming down the Will's Creek gorge in the Narrows, this freight passes the point where the creek becomes a concrete lined canal just north of Cumberland. The trailing unit is one of just 25 SD70M... (more)
A former Seaboard SD50 leads Q249 over the summit on its way to Walbridge, OH.
Former Conrail 6183 leads Indy bound Q359 over the top of the hill at Sand Patch.
A matched set of phase I SD70MAC's lead Q130 under the former Western Maryland Keystone viaduct.
Q368 has neared the bottom of the grade and will soon be up to the 50 MPH speed limit. It later sat for over an hour at the "Bud Board" in Cumberland waiting to get into the yard.
I got lucky and managed to catch three generations of CSX paint in this lashup. With dynamics howling, this Chicago to Portsmouth intermodal heads down Sandpatch to finish up our afternoon at this... (more)
This shot accentuates the grade as this coal train slips down Sandpatch grade at the Mance curve.