You can almost set your watch by southbound TOFC Q171, shown here passing a northbound merchandise train near the Laurel MARC station at about 1130 on a late October morning.
Two AC60's head past the platform of the former ACL station with a hot Baltimore to Jacksonville, FL intermodal.
Southbound intermodel Q171 rolls through ashland on a beautiful day heading for florida
The trailing NS unit adds a tiny bit of variety to the GEVO parade on CSX.
In the background is the Huntingdon Ave. "mini-tunnel", one of five on the Philly Sub between HB and Bay View. There are also three conventional tunnels on this interesting piece of railroad.
After a few days in Baltimore I discovered that CSX's GEVOs are about as common here as NS Dash 9s back home.
CSX's modern signal bridges have about one-tenth the character of the B&O CPLs that they replace.
With another hot intermodal train right behind him, Q171 departs Baltimore, leaving the city's impressive skyline in the distance.
Q171 sits stopped at the Doswell signal in Doswell, VA before heading south to Richmond, VA.
A southbound TOFC glides through the S curves at Relay at about 1145.
On a very cold but clear day, Q171 departs Baltimore, heading south for warmer climates.
Southbound trailer train just after crossing the Potomac River.
Fast-moving southbound TOFC blows through Laurel wrong main at 1130 on a crisp November morning. Woke up the homeless man by the green newspaper machine.