The nose of SD40-2 No. 8426, leading westbound Q375, bursts into the daylight at the west portal of Shoofly Tunnel near Fort Hill, Pa.
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.
A CSX train crosses the impressive Copper Creek Viaduct CSX 8426 , CSX 8057 ... If you look close enough you can see the conductor standing on the front porch of the lead unit for some reason o... (more)
Heading towards Busch, A772 crosses the Trout River bridge with two SD40-2s for power.
CSX 8426 splits the South Romney blades.
On a snowy Groundhog Day evening or night rather, D797 grinds its way up the hill through this cut at Highfield.
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.
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)
CSX Southbound Thru Hamilton