Shortly after the sun rises above the mountain ridge, Q352 grinds its way up Sand Patch Grade at the namesake Sand Patch, PA.
Loaded coal drifts around Mance Curve with two YN2 motors up front holding back the train on Sand Patch Grade.
The weather forecasted for this day was cloudy with a chance of flurries. Well that chance ended up being about 2 inches of fresh powder on the ground. The quiet serenity of this remote location w... (more)
The weather forecast called for "A chance of flurries" up in the mountains, well that chance of flurries almost got my car stuck twice while enroute to get this shot. And you know what? It was wor... (more)
Welded rail train W025-29 heads east through the small town of Confluence.
The Capital Limited heads through Foley as it continues it's trip east from Chicago to Washington DC on a sunny summer morning.
A single unit is on the point working through the S curve at Fairhope.
The silence in Hyndman is temporarily disrupted as another eastbound freight rolls through town.
After shoving Q353 and K522 up and over the hill from Cumberland, the two helper sets combine to head back east towards The Queen City to shove another freight over Sand Patch Grade, as seen from ... (more)
K552 crawls up Sand Patch Grade, splitting the hills and mountains of Pennsylvania, the SD50 trying to keep the loaded steel slab train moving West along CSX's Keystone Sub as seen from the Foley ... (more)
Big power in the form of 2 matched YN2 AC6000's try to hold Q358 back descending on the eastern side of Sand Patch Grade amidst great fall color at Mance, PA.
Breaking the silence of rustling leaves and a rushing Wills Creek (Just beyond the other side of the tracks), E759 although empty, grinds up Sand Patch Grade with a YN2 duo pulling hoppers past on... (more)
CSX 3084 shoves hard on the back of a loaded coal train.
An empty westbound oil train charges through town with its whistle blowing non-stop for six consecutive road crossings. This CSX train had foreign power with two NS and one BNSF engines.
Five locomotives are shoving hard on Q261 at Foley as CSX 6211 brings up the rear. I guess Cumberland just threw whatever they wanted into helper service.