R657 grinds upgrade through Sand Patch on a very muggy, but beautiful morning.
Capitol Limited makes its daily eastbound trip down Sand Patch grade @ Fairhope
2 railfans I met(standing on the bridge below train) at Sand Patch met up with the K110 Wheeling and Lake Erie ore train waiting for a spot in CSX's Cumberland Yard.
Around and around we go
6000 power starts grinding towards points east past some relics in the twilight.
4 Young TRESSPASSERS cut directly in front of a Cumberland helper getting ready to tie onto the rear of Q226-28 for a shove west over Sand Patch... apparently these young folks were playing aroun... (more)
Q249-29 departing downtown Cumberland
ICE powered K674-02 arrives into Connellsville & will get a buffer car & a set of helpers added for the trip east over Sand Patch
Q249-29 departing Cumberland and entering the east end of the Narrows
U855-26 decends the east slope of sand patch grade at Fairhope
P030 races down the hill past the Foley Overlook. Hardly and maybe even unnoticeable is the private pullman car (Dover Harbor) on the back of the train.
Capitol Limited passes east thru Sandpatch in sweet morning light
Q368-30 passes east thru Hyndman @ 1/25th under some sweet morning light