E725 rolls under the B&O Ambrose CPL Signal Bridge near Berkeley Springs, WV on January 7th, 2012. This location along "CPL Alley" on the CSX Cumberland Sub will lose this symbolic icon of the B&O... (more)
An eastbound rolls through "Grasshopper" on the Cumberland sub. As the signal drops from clear, the approach aspect lights for just a second, giving a glimps of all the colors on this old CPL.
As the weekend comes to a close, the jetski trailer is hauled out of the Potomac river rec area, while the 156 leads a coal train west past the bracket mast CPLs.
The 819 lights the way as it pulls under the CPL bridge at Ambrose. Three indications show as the yellow illuminates, for a short instance, as the signal drops to red.
The old B&O-style CPL's are slated for retirement over the next several months as work begins on CSXT's National Gateway initiative. I'm planning to make a few trips up here over the next couple ... (more)
The hardest part about this night shot was timing the flashes so they didn't blind motorists on adjacent route 522!
U.S. Silica has this vintage Plymouth on display outside of their Berkeley Springs facility. The small train can be photographed from the side of Route 522.
A US Sillica Plymouth switcher that once worked the sand mines, now on display outside the offices.