A westbound leans into the curve as it exits the west portal of Carothers Tunnel at Paw Paw, WV.
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)
An ICE ethanol train heads out of Carothers Tunnel
249 pops out of Carothers Tunnel and enters the long stretch of tangent track just east of Paw Paw. Earlier in the day, Jim Johnston caught this train east of here in Sleepy Creek.
A lone AC44 leads a train of empties through Carothers Tunnel, the westernmost of four tunnels on the Magnolia Cutoff.
Eastbound Q411 exiting east end of Carothers Tunnel.
A westbound CSX empty hopper train illuminates the interior of Carothers Tunnel.
CSXT 7814 lights up the west portal of Carothers Tunnel at dusk as it leads an eastbound grainer.
After spotting this guy leaving the yard at Mexico, I barely beat him to Paw Paw and had to settle for a not-so-ordinary grab shot since I could not run fast enough to include the CPL's.
B&O bay window about to enter Carothers Tunnel. Pentax MX; Kodachrome
CSXT 810 leading a loaded coal train out of Paw Paw WV at dusk.