Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 continues its assault of B&O’s Seventeen Mile Grade at Swanton, Maryland. This Chessie Safety Express excursion ran from Cumberland, Maryland to Terra Alta, Wes... (more)
Just west of the derailment site, X787 waits for the call to come assist in the clean-up process. Earlier in the morning, an eastbound coal drag derailed during its descent of 17 mile grade.
A coal drag eases down the hill through Swanton.
A touch of fall color can be seen in the background as Q317 works upgrade through Swanton. It's amazing how inconsistent the fall colors can be - there's hardly any here, but at nearby Big Run St... (more)
Evoking thoughts of Ron Flanary images in Kentucky, we enjoyed this view of Q317 dragging a few dead engines west on the Mountain Sub. We did encounter a gentleman who requested we let folks know... (more)
Bright morning sunlight splashes across 930's nose as it and 757 creep around a sharp curve holding 80 loads of coal back as they begin a steep drop down the hill. The maintenace fellas pulled the... (more)
Potomac Special enroute to Parkersburg, WV. Strata-Dome coach is from B&O's COLUMBIAN of 1949.