After having the leader die early on in the trip across the hilly B&A, CSX was forced to make a few changes. With the crew running on borrowed time a decision needed to be made quickly. The soluti... (more)
Wednesday morning Q022 grinds up hill through Hinsdale with a AC6000CW on point.
Up hill Battle.
CSX Q022 battles the steep and unforgiving western slope of Washington Hill on the Berkshire Subdivision. Leading the way is CSXT 617 an AC60CW in the YN3 paint scheme.
Making good work of the 1.5% Grade CSX Q022 thunders though the town of Hinsdale, MA on a sunny Saturday morning.
CSX Q264 slowly works his way through Hinsdale, MA as he climbs the west slope of the Washington Hill Grade on CSX's Berkshire Subdivision with a massive 125 car train.
Last train of the day, L424 slowly make there way up the grade through Hinsdale with a clean ES44AH leading and sounded great up hill.
After hearing this guy climb the hill for a good 15 minutes Q022 finally makes there way through the Small town of Hinsdale and is making some noise up hill with a good size train in tow.
On a frigid, cold, but sunny Saturday morning, loaded auto rack Q264 is thundering upgrade through the small town of Hinsdale.
Worcester bound Conrail freight "SEPW"(Selkirk to Providence & Worcester) slogs up the 1.4% grade to the summit of Hinsdale deep in the Berkshires on a cold November day. The crew has adorned the... (more)
Living in the Berkshires in the early 90's was a great way to capitalize on the Conrail's "blue boats" on the former NYC B&A. Looking back I can still hear the brace of Dash 8s as they chuffed t... (more)
Snow squalls obscure the distant hills as a U30B leads a westbound manifest downgrade through a wetland area near Hinsdale, Massachusetts.
18,000 almost brand new horses pulling the grade to Washington. On the rear another 3,000 horses are helping. Whether or not we liked it that much in 1977, we all miss it now.
The finest Central of New Jersey power went to Conrail in 1976. CR 6050 Ex CNJ 2050 proudly leads a mingled freight eastbound over the western slopes of the Berkshires.
Westbound freight heads into darkness. Shadows fall from nearby hills and crowd out much needed light. Background sun burns away bright horizon. At this hour in the Berkshires we have daylight and... (more)
"Thanks for the push". SD40-2 is cutting off the caboose after a 15 mile push from Chester to Hnsdale. Now the engine crew will coast down hill to Pittsfield with full dynamic brakes.