These levers, having served for decades, have only until September 17th before they are put to rest. In the far background is the track diagram/indicator board. Brad Morocco's take on the scene ... (more)
No confusion in this yard, where the switches are labeled!
For a shot of another switchstand with similar labeling, albeit not so close-up, see shot Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)Locomotive: Location: Hancock, West Virginia, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 28, 2007
A brand new Safetran signal awaits installation in Hancock, perhaps with the assistance of the maintenance truck in the background.
It is sunset, not only on the train, but on several background elements of this scene. The CPL signal bridge is soon to be replaced by the new silver bridge whose legs already rise behind it, and... (more)
Only signal maintenance people usually get a view like this! A new Safetrans signal bridge lies on the ground (one signal turned sideways, one already pointed forward), awaiting installation as t... (more)
Last days for the B&O CPL signal bridge at Hancock as the Safetrans legs are already standing and the bridge is on the ground awaiting installation. Note track to nowhere; the track layout in the... (more)
K502-12 was my first slab train on CSX; neat to see a long string of gondolas (with an occasional flat). Derwood CPLs still stand; no Safetrans in sight! This shot is from the opposite side of t... (more)
"Eastbound Train," "Gaithersburg," what else do you need to know?
The "G" plate usually designates a "grade" signal where a train can pass a stop and proceed signal without stopping (but at restricted speed) so as not to stall on the grade. At the Cloppers CPL ... (more)
Q411-08 passes under a pedestrian bridge decorated with symbols of the B&O and the City of Gaithersburg.
The rock runner passes by the Gaithersburg station, build in 1884 and still used by MARC passengers and Saturday coffee drinkers.
Q226 passes just far enough past the signals to enter the next block and thus trip the circuit and turn them on.
A streetcar finds a spot of light as it heads down the hill from the Palace of Justice (background, under renovation) on the Rue de la Regence or Regentschapstraat towards the Royal Palace.
A crewman keeps a careful eye on the parents and kids (and other folks) disembarking from the first of several short VRE excursion rides at the Manassas Railway Festival.
Autoracks pass by a firehouse in Gaithersburg; I believe the twin red cones on top are public alert sirens.