“No Coke, Pepsi”On a muggy July evening before the Independence Day holiday, Conrail U23B’s 2702 and 2768 haul a work (ballast) train west on the Port Road, approaching Minnick (mp 2.0)... (more)
CSX Q403-27, the Selkirk to Baltimore manifest, with CSXT C40-8W 7827 in the lead, is held on the siding at West Aikin, while the priority intermodal/OJT Q140-27, led by CSXT ES44AH 762, cruises b... (more)
CSX R377 (the former Queen City Flyer, now Philadelphia to Willard) led by ex-L&N CSXT C30-7 7048, charges west on the Philly Sub, halfway between the intermediates at Bradshaw (mp 76.1) an... (more)
A pair of Chessie System Geeps, with B&O 4336 on the point, leads coal mtys out of Curtis Bay west on the Old Main Line at St. Denis, on April 19, 1986.
“Capitol Limited at Foley” With a 09:38 scheduled arrival at Cumberland, the Capitol Limited (Amtrak 30) is running within minutes of advertised, eastbound on No. 2 Main, at the ... (more)
Running long hood forward, MEC SD39 693 (the former NW 2966) is leading D&H BFOA eastbound, near near the east end of Richmondville siding, in the late afternoon of October 26, 1987. Although G... (more)
Pictured at Bayview Yard, this “Paducah rebuild”, the former PRR/PC/CR GP9 7056 (built 1956), retained its high short hood when rebuilt* for Conrail at the IC shops in 1978.I believe this ... (more)
“WYE I Sing the Blues”Conrail BUEN (Buffalo-Enola), with CR SD40 6340 on point, is southbound at CP-WYE on the Buffalo Line, about to cross the Rockville Bridge, at 16:57 on 04/24/1988.... (more)
Led by CR SD50 6757 plus three additional (including CR C32-8 6618), Conrail’s PYSE (Potomac Yard to Selkirk), operating on CSX rails between Anacostia and Park Jct., has just entered the single m... (more)
“OBS Variety Pack”There were precious few vantage points along the B&O’s Philadelphia or Washington Subdivisions to get a broadside view of a 5-unit lashup. And, save a train actually <... (more)
“Against the Current”Running opposite main, three B36-7s in Seaboard System attire, along with an RF&P GP40-2 and a Chessie/C&O GP40, power the Orange Blossom Special-Southmore)
CR GP40 3201, plus five, leads the Sunday edition of Conrail’s MAIL-9 (Kearny to Chicago) west at the Burley Road grade crossing near Cove on the Pittsburgh Line on 04/24/1988 at 14:53.
Some autumn color is still evident as an unidentified westbound manifest approaches–at reduced speed–the boardwalk at the BTSC (Baltimore Terminal Service Center) in Halethorpe. B&O GP40 4049 lead... (more)
“Loose Caboose”No longer wearing its “Linking NORTH and SOUTH” herald, RF&P caboose 923 (built 12/1970 by Southern Iron & Equipment) had wandered off home rails with the Ringling Brothe... (more)
“RF&P Samich”A pair of RF&P locomotives sandwiches the SBD B36-7s on CSX 171, the Orange Blossom Special-South, westbound at White Marsh at 09:20 on March 8, 1987.