RailPictures.Net Photo: BDRV 9581 Black River & Western EMD SD9 at Williamsport, Maryland by Chris Eads
 
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Black River & Western (more..)
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Potomac River Crossing (more..)
Williamsport, Maryland, USA (more..)
April 01, 2010
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BDRV 9581 (more..)
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Williamsport, MD 4/1/2010 - The northbound Winchester & Western turn out of Corning, WV is crossing the Potomac River near Williamsport on its way to Hagerstown, MD with loads of sand and other commodities. Accessible only via a long hike along the C&O Canal, the impressive high bridge demonstrates the enduring infrastructure of the line's original builder, the Pennsylvania Railroad. Never a busy line, the former PRR Winchester Secondary track was bought by the Winchester & Western from Conrail in the mid 1980s, and today sees one train per day each direction, this morning passing just after 11:00 a.m. The Black River SD-9 was a leased engine, being tested by the W&W in the spring of 2010 for possible purchase, a decision that was never made, and the locomotive returned home later that year.
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