"Movin' Along:" With the new passengers tucked away, MARC train P874 throttles up at Point of Rocks, MD as it hustles eastbound towards Washington D.C.See more photos on my F... (more)
"Transitions:" As the night turns to day, MARC train P892 transitions from the Old Main Line to the Metropolitan Subdivision at Point of Rock, pushing morning commuters from Frederic... (more)
"Breaking the Calm:" Empty CSX ethanol train K057 crosses the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia just a few minutes after sunrise on a gorgeous summer morning. These regul... (more)
"Change Is Coming:" A little before 8 AM, the Frederick local (D786) runs wrong main through the Point of Rocks tunnel, preparing to make his run up the Old Main Line. Although work... (more)
"Rumble in the Valley:" The evening local rumbles through the quiet hamlet of Clyde, NC, heading westward down what was then Norfolk Southern's Murphy Branch. Less than two weeks af... (more)
"Through the Grips of Old Man Winter:" A gray engine on a gray day...time to get creative! The eastbound Capitol Limited, lead by Engineer Garth Nasser, rolls through Brunswick, MD i... (more)
"Snowy Commute:" Slowing for its second to last stop of the evening, MARC P881 arrives at Point of Rocks, MD to unload its passengers into a snow filled station.
"How Tomorrow Moves In the Bitter Cold:" With temperatures in the teens and snow covering the ground from the previous night, a westbound empty coal train rolls past Lock 33 on the C... (more)
"Easy Does It:" As the sun sets, the evening rock runner slowly navigates the curves on the Shenandoah Sub as it prepares to enter the mainline. For my 100th photo, I had to upload ... (more)
"Steaming Out of El Reno": Having just crossed the North Canadian River and into open farmland, UP 844 steps up the pace as it heads northward on its trek to Wichita, KS. Hard to be... (more)
"Awaiting Departure in the Wheat Belt" UP 844 waits patiently in the morning light for the 8 AM depature from El Reno, OK.
"East on 2, Clear Harpers Ferry" One of three early morning MARC commuter trains from the West Virginia panhandle, proceeds eastward towards DC after making a stop at Harpers Ferry.<... (more)
A loaded eastbound coal drag glides out of the eastern portal of Carothers Tunnel. Change is upon the Magnolia Cutoff. No more CPLs here...all that is left is a base.
In sweet light, Q249 rounds the bend exiting the western portal of Carothers Tunnel. As part of the National Gateway project, work continues on the entire Magnolia Cutoff with track work, signal ... (more)
As the sun finally pokes through the morning clouds, Q415 pokes it's head out of the tree line as it heads across the Potomac River.