Highfield, MD 6/23/2012 - Operating on CSX's Hanover Subdivision as Z-487, Maryland Midland's Union Bridge - Highfield turn (UBHF) is backing downhill through the crossovers after pulling nine car... (more)
A quartet of blue and orange Geeps back their train into a siding along CSX's Hanover Sub, formerly the Western Maryland's line of the same name, but perhaps better known as the 'Dutch Line'. The ... (more)
The Union Bridge - Highfield Turn sits on the CSX interchange track while collecting cars for it's return to Union Bridge, MD
CSX Z438 (aka MMID UBHF) pauses on the CSX main in the Highfield Yard at MP 93, so the conductor can remove the EOT and align the switch to the siding. Z438 will drop its 2 cars on the west end of... (more)
The conductor rides the tail engine of the now light power of CSX Z437 (aka MMID UBHF) in preparation of throwing the switch to line back up with the main.
The conductor climbs aboard the step of the rear engine of CSX Z437 (aka MMID UBHF) after uncoupling the cars from the engines at the CSX/MMID interchange.
Arriving at Highfield In early evening light
The engineer climbs back aboard Engine 305 after moving some items to the trailing engine (#303), which will shortly become the leader of CSX Z437 (aka MMID UBHF) for the return to Union Bridge.
CSX Z437 (aka MMID UBHF) backs the cars its dropping off onto a siding at the CSX/MMID interchange on the CSX Hanover Subdivision.
On a snowy Groundhog Day evening or night rather, D797 grinds its way up the hill through this cut at Highfield.
The MUD local brings down a bunch of cement hoppers from Lehigh Cement and take an equal amount back up the line. Props to Doug B. for the help.
After the D797 skirted by, the HFUB is ready to go.
Amidst blooming tiger lillies, the D797 heads east with the Midland's local sitting on the siding.
UBHF arrives in Highfield with cars for the CSX interchange.
The 702 dumps off some cars for the Maryland Midland before going back down the mountain light.