Descending 17 mile grade, CSX Q316 and its western visitors slither along the former B&O Mountain Subdivision on their late evening trip from Grafton to Cumberland.
With 333 leading, empties come around the bend and past the Oakland B&O train station. Meanwhile, a light spring rain shower is coming to an end.
The U777, a new train to the Mountain Subdivision, meets E716-06 in the rain.
As spring colors come back to the mountains, today's Q317 blasts through the small community of Corinth.
the M&K helper pushes against 80 Eastbound loads at Kingwood Tunnel near the top of Newburg Grade.
Helpers are hard into 80 loads of coal struggling up the 2.8 percent grade at Graveyard Curve.
A good looking consist leads Q317 west into the setting sun. Standard cab leaders are infrequent on the Mountain Subdivision and catching a consist of 4 with a YN2 leader and a boxcar SD40-3 was a... (more)
Empties roll west through scenic western Maryland behind the power of a CSX lightning bolt.
Fall on Cranberry Grade. A total of four AC locomotives ( two leading, two pushing) handle the standard consist of 80 - 286k hoppers into the 2.8 percent grade of Graveyard Curve.
Eastbound coal crawls out of the hole at the summit of Cranberry Grade.
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.
Snow falls on Q317-31 and the historic Oakland train station.
The M&K pushers assist in getting an eastbound coal drag up to track speed after cresting the summit of Cranberry Grade at Terra Alta. This high plateau is locally known as the Glades and is one o... (more)
PK tower greets another Q317.
A load of empties passes a beautifully snow-covered CPL.