At the confluence of three rivers, an eastbound manifest is starting to hug the banks of the Monongahela River. In the background the West End Bridge spans the Ohio River.
Running slightly late, the Capitol Limited glides downgrade as it heads east past the iconic Mance Post Office on a blustery spring morning.
NYS&W 4048, leads CSX Q136 east bound under the ex-P&WV bridge over the Youghegeny River at, Banning, PA. 4/13/1990
Another westbound has crested the summit at Sandpatch.
A pair of older YN2 GEs lead a lengthy empty autorack train through the S-curve and across Wills Creek at Foley, MP 199 on CSX's Keystone Sub.
EX Southern Pacific SD40 7336, now HLCX 6341, heads east along the Keystone Sub just east of Confluence.
CSXT 5120 leads an eastbound through the tiny hamlet of Cassleman.
About to duck under the Keystone Viaduct, this helper set pushes coal up Sand Patch Grade.
A light helper heads into the dark Sand Patch tunnel after pushing a coal drag up the hill and cutting off on the fly.
As a loaded coal drag grinds under the Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct, the sun makes a perfectly timed appearance on this otherwise dreary Saturday morning creating some strong storm light.
As the sun paints its final rays of light for the day atop the mountains of Pennsylvania, Q261 glides under the Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct.
Standing on the bridge that once carried freight trains of the Western Maryland, S261 drifts downgrade as it heads west through Meyersdale, Pa.
Once a number belonging to a F40, AMTK 203 leads The Capitol Limited up CSX's Sand Patch Grade on a beautiful winter morning.
A light power move heads west on the single main at Pinkerton on a beautiful winter morning
K059 with a foreign leader takes the reroute over the Baltimore Division, seen here at Confluence PA. Note how close the road is to the mainline