353 reaches the summit of the Alleghenies with an eclectic all-EMD lashup.
Having just worked as a head end helper on S375, 8031 heads for the helper pocket at Sand Patch.
Weaving through the interlocking, E782 crosses over from 1 to 2. The train is headed for the Salisbury Sub, which diverges from the eastbound main.
A fleet of MOW equipment rests next to the main as Q388 nears the summit at Sand Patch.
Just west of the summit of the Alleghenies, Amtrak's Capitol Limited glides through Sand Patch.
Q297 waits for his helper to get into the clear before proceeding west on a snowy afternoon.
24 axles and 18,000 horsepower lead a Chicago-bound trailer train at Sand Patch.
S375 looks more like a coal drag than the second section of a mixed freight.
About one hour south of their normal stomping grounds, two Conrail GEs power CSX Q297 on the former B&O main.
641 nears the summit as he passes a gaggle of CSX MOW equipment.
The helpers on Q641 slowly shove east while Q353 crests the summit in the background.
Q353 begins its downhill journey at Sand Patch while Q641's helpers finish their shove up the west slope.