An hour and twenty minutes late is right on time for me. The Westbound Cardinal heads downgrade at Hilldale in the late evening.
Heavy rain, and mudslides forced CSX to shutdown their number 2 mainline between Cotton Hill and Sewell, and allowed a semi-lucky photographer to catch an Eastbound move across the bridge at Hawks... (more)
Forgotten by Man. Reclaimed by Mother Nature.
The Eastbound Cardinal overtakes Q302 at the summit of Alleghany Mountain.
Awaiting the green. A 60 second exposure @ f3.5, ISO 200.
A wide angle view of the typical C&O scene in Alderson.
Q303 is illuminated by an approaching Eastbound. a 60 second exposure @ f5.0, ISO 200.
The West absolute signal at Pence Springs helps illuminate the landscape, and a crew less Q303. A 780 second exposure @ f10, ISO 200.
16,000 tons of coal hurries east, kicking up a swath of snow through Ronceverte during the last few minutes of sunlight. Note the very tall code line poles on the left.
The East intermediate signal at Talcott protects the rear end of an Eastbound Coal Train. a 60 second exposure @4.5, ISO 200.
An Eastbound rounds the bend at Talcott. A 60 second exposure @ f8.0, ISO 100.
Q302 winds its way down the grade at Moss Run. Heavy rain interacting with the snow kept the fog around most of the day.
Westbound empties snake their way towards the summit at Alleghany.
Another eastbound crawls under the classic C&O cantilever at Hilldale. A 300 second exposure @ f8.0, ISO 100.
Tied down for the night under a heavy snow. 26" exposure @ f5.0, ISO 100