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.
A helper overtakes a freight with a couple of rental units in the Will's Creek Narrows on its way back into Cumberland to wait for another train to shove over the hill.
A sharp looking 70MAC leads a Buffalo to Cumberland freight down Sandpatch.
A couple of SD's slip down Sandpatch grade in the afternoon with a Willard, OH to Cumberland freight.
We get a wave from the conductor as 3 AC's blast up the grade. Through the trees, the train can be seen draped around the big curve here at Mance. Q139 has come a long ways from the ports of Por... (more)
A helper drops downgrade through the curves at Mance after shoving a freight over the Alleghenies.
A pusher shoving hard to get this heavy Cumberland to Buffalo freight up Sandpatch grade through the curves at Mance. It's good to see that manned helpers haven't completely disapeared.
Former B&O SD50 8578 leads Cumberland bound Q352, with its usual entourage of power, along the rough waters of the Youghiogheny river.
The Eastbound Capitol Limited flies around a curve at Hyndman