CSX B702 heads down the mountain after switching ISP in Blue Ridge Summit.
From atop the mountain B702 can be seen heading through Smithsburg, MD en route to deliver cars to the Maryland Midland and service the ISP facility in Blue Ridge Summit.
B702 wanders west back to Hagerstown.
South Mountain looms in the background as CSX local D795 travels from Hanover, PA to Hagerstown, MD and drifts downgrade and into the Cumberland Valley on the former Western Maryland Railway mainl... (more)
The Hagerstown-Highfield local comes down the mountain from Highfield into Smithsburg, MD on it's way back to Hagerstown.
A Roger Puta Photograph
My goal this spring day was to photograph CSX local D795 (Hanover, PA-Hagerstown, MD), known for solid consists of SD50s at the time. Obviously, my full goal was not achieved, but I came away wit... (more)
Snow continues to obscure the valley below while D797 climbs the grade toward Blue Ridge Summit as they approach the Leathers Rd. crossing.
During intense snowfall the D797 storms up the mountain with a fairly long train, just prior to dusk as a fog was beginning to develop.
Nice to see a clean SD40-2 lead the D797 through apple orchard country.
The 702 heads back from Highfield light. He will then switch MD Metals. This apple country makes a majestic setting for the train.
From one of only two overpasses on this part of the Hanover Subdivision, the B702 begins to grind up the mountain.
The 795 heads down the mountain with a small train in tow (compared to how big he can be at times) through some of the best scenery in the area, a collection of apple orchards.