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Photo ID: 619872

Summit of the Alleghanies

A westbound Baltimore & Ohio train of empty hoppers approaches the crest of seventeen mile grade at Altamont Maryland. There is a sign just west of there ... (more)

Railroad: EMDX
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: EMDX EMD-4
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jun 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 536250

8581 has 3 more SD50's behind him on the freight.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: 8581
Train ID: R317
Photo Date: May 10, 1991


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By: Rod Clark

Added: Jun 26, 2015

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Photo ID: 484315

CSXT only schedule trains on the Mountain Sub is Q316/317 freight trains. Here Q316 passes thru Altamont and is about to start down 17 mile grade towards Cumberland. This mainline mainly is a coal... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5421
Train ID: CSXT Q316
Photo Date: April 04, 2014


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By: Craig Williams

Added: Jun 04, 2014

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Photo ID: 353202

A westbound B&O empty hopper train has the top of Seventeen Mile Grade in its sights as it grinds past the wye track at Altamont, MD on November 21, 1981.

Railroad: Western Maryland Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: WM 4313
Train ID: Empty Hopper Train
Photo Date: November 21, 1981


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By: Extra 127 South

Added: Jan 31, 2011

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Photo ID: 299612

It's only early October and the fall foliage already appears to be slightly past peak at Altamont.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC4400CW
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 5111
Train ID: CSX Q317
Photo Date: October 05, 2009


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Oct 07, 2009

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Photo ID: 299611

U878's pace has slowed as he nears the summit at Altamont, about 1/10th of a mile ahead. At 2628', Altamont is not only the highest point on the Mountain Sub, it's also the highest point served b... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 764
Train ID: CSX U878
Photo Date: October 05, 2009


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Oct 07, 2009

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Photo ID: 269393

B&O 4559 crests the 17 mile grade at Altamont, MD. in September, 1969.

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: B&O 4559
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1969


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By: Dave Burroughs

Added: Jan 30, 2009

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Photo ID: 233540

A helper engine sits next to AM Tower at the crest of 17 mile grade on the Ex-B&O Mountain Sub. Soon it will receive a signal to head downhill for it's next assignment

Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: 7500
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1981


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By: Jim Kleeman

Added: Apr 29, 2008

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Photo ID: 222824

Eastbound Q316 is passing the tower in Altamont as it reaches the highest spot on the B&O. In just a few minutes it will start down Seventeen Mile Grade on the famous West End.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD RDSLUG/RDMATE
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 2316
Train ID: CSX Q316
Photo Date: May 07, 1997


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By: BurghMan

Added: Feb 12, 2008

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Photo ID: 218119

A pair of SD70MAC's lead an eastbound coal drag past the B&O's Summit of the Alleghanies. The train will soon be descending the legendary Seventeen Mile Grade.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 707
Train ID: CSX U830
Photo Date: January 05, 1998


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By: BurghMan

Added: Jan 07, 2008

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Photo ID: 194010

Almost to the Summit of the Alleghenies

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSX 5263
Train ID: CSX Q317
Photo Date: July 07, 2007


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jul 17, 2007

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Photo ID: 192368

With a fairly short train, 317 had little trouble reaching the summit at Altamont - 48 minutes to get here from Piedmont.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 7844
Train ID: CSX Q317
Photo Date: July 02, 2007


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Jul 04, 2007

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Photo ID: 192224

At 2,628 feet, I believe this is the highest point on the CSX system. U822's head end is a few car lengths past the Summit of the Alleghenies marker.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 670
Train ID: CSX U822
Photo Date: July 02, 2007


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Jul 03, 2007

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Photo ID: 150305

Pulling a loaded CSX coal train, two of NS's thoroughbreds are a long ways from home rails.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: NS 8620
Train ID: CSX W510
Photo Date: September 01, 2004


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Jul 06, 2006

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Photo ID: 150226

After shoving a westbound to Altamont, 8207 is ready to return to Keyser until another train needs a push.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altamont, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8207
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: November 13, 1988


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Jul 05, 2006

Views: 2,347
Comments: 1

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