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.