It's raining as D721 gets it's signal from the BB Dispatcher off the Hancock Yard siding onto track one at Grasshopper. It slowly creeps along and flips the signal as it reaches the main. In the d... (more)
Work progresses at "Grasshopper" as the eastbound B&O CPL changes aspects for an eastbound autorack train on track two. In the distance the new siding signals are ready to be cut in and on the oth... (more)
We all miss the CPL bridge of course, but I do like the way the new poles have a certain sheen/glow, especially when they are picking up some reflected lumens off the snow all around. Note that th... (more)
Guys? Guys? Come back, guys! Don't just leave me here! This old B&O caboose, class C-27 (thanks, Scooter), appears operational but perhaps faces its last days, sitting at the end of a remot... (more)
Recycle that building! The station at Hancock is now used as an MoW base. The foreground track is the beginning of the Berkeley Springs industrial track.
For all the images from my mornin... (more)
The yard has changed (no tower, no CPLs, a few changes to the track arrangement) but the process remains much the same; the Capitol Limited heads east. In the background is a rail train; the caboo... (more)
The control board inside HO tower, a few years before its demise. Oh how I wish I had been able to see a train from up there!
For another control board view, from a preserved PRR tower, see... (more)
Bound for Brunswick, an eastbound loaded autorack train out of Cumberland passes under a vintage B&O CPL signal bridge at Grasshopper, west of Hancock. The B&O CPL's were recently removed on the M... (more)
With the B&O CPL's between Paw Paw and Orleans Road officially gone, scenes like this are increasingly rare on the B&O mainline to Brunswick, as an eastbound autotrain train passes through "Grassh... (more)
Specially adorned CSX caboose 904000, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Baltimore and Ohio, brings up the tail end of a rail train on the Cumberland Sub east of Hancock.
A westbound B&O manifest passes HO Tower at Hancock, WV on May 1, 1977 with B&O GP7 No. 6659 and a C&O GP30.
A short train for the U.S. Silica plant near Berkeley Springs heads down the branch, caboose first.
A CSX scale car bides time next to an old C36-7 (CSXT 7138) under a favorite tree. The nearest two tracks are the mainlines. For a shot of the Dash 7 from the same location and day, see more)
Last train of the year! Amtrak blasts by an already quiet yard, and the line goes quiet for the rest of the day. The tree on the right, a long time resident, contemplates another year pas... (more)
In a scene that's changed considerably over the past two decades, an eastbound rack train rolls past Hancock's classic B&O CPL signal bridge.