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
The Cumberland Helpers sit shut down in their pocket just west of the Amtrak Station. Thanks to the NS 68Q derailment, they haven't been called upon for over 8 hours.
E822 and other Mountain Sub coal drags are about all that enter Cumberland on the 21st, a result of the NS 68Q derailment that all but shutdown southwestern PA's railroads.
This should be a familiar scene for any Trainorders.com member, the Sandpatch webcam is behind me
A pair of UP units dig in to the mountain as they lug CSX coal train U839 through Meyersdale at a blistering 12 MPH.
CSX coal train U839 has a pair of UP units on the front clawing at the hill as Q375 rockets down grade on track 1.
Connellsville helper B254 prepares to cut off of coal train U839 at Sand Patch with fall colors abound.