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.
The UBHF pulls west along the Hanover Sub in Highfield-Cascade in the process of setting over cars for the B702 to pick up later.
An old Semaphore signal and arm still stand on the former Gettysburg and Hanover RR Station in downtown Gettysburg.
Snow continues to obscure the valley below while D797 climbs the grade toward Blue Ridge Summit as they approach the Leathers Rd. crossing.
The sun has already set but the snow continues to fall as D797 crosses Highfield Rd. after working the MMID interchange.
After working the G&N interchange, D795 continues its trip to Hagerstown through Gettysburg Battlefield.
The '797' passes through historic Gettysburg, PA and past one of the most famous and significant station in US history.
The sun is just about set as the '797' crosses Herrs Ridge Rd. on its way back to Hanover after working the MMID interchange in High Field.
Shortly after sunrise D795 rolls through Berlin Junction, which used to be a hotspot for the local kids to hop aboard WM trains bound for Hagerstown in the early 60's.
On a snowy Groundhog Day evening or night rather, D797 grinds its way up the hill through this cut at Highfield.
The D795 illuminates icicles inside the Jack's Mountain Tunnel. This shot required a 20 minute walk through the woods.
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.
The early morning sun glints off of D795's power as they head out of Hanover Yard to pick up the train further west. The sound of these EMD's on a chilly winter morning was awesome.
There is no trickery here. The "797" stopped in Highfield to work the MMID interchange giving the sun time to set and the fog and snow to get heavier. At 5:50PM the train finally departed Highfiel... (more)