CSX 1 The "Spirit of West Virginia" makes an early morning pass by Brunswick. This train stopped at Brunswick to get a set of helpers for a push on the Old Main Line to its destination in Baltimor... (more)
Morning sun hits an ACe leader on Track 3 with a load of coal waiting on a crew to finish the journey to Benning Yard in Washington DC.
Looking worse for wear, CSX 6816 (33459 9/67) had seen service as L&N 3020 and SBD 6816 and surprisingly has continued on as Point Comfort & Northern 3002 and now as New Orleans Public Belt 3002.
A skull? In lieu of a crossing gate for this access road into the yard, or even a set of crossbucks, CSX has chosen a sterner warning for its employees arriving to work.
While taking a lunch break before arriving at Harpers Ferry, I'm treated to some CSX action in Brunswick.
Chessie System (B&O) SW1200 #9617 next to roundhouse in Brunswick, MD. This unit was retired in 1987.
Q411 on the Main with coal drags, 4768 - V634 and 446 - T861 ready to head East.
Q261 heads west past Brunswick with autoracks as far as the eye can see. WB Tower is visible in the distance.
Empties following Amtrak's "Capitol Limited" west
The "Capitol" blazes through Brunswick at dusk
A B&O helper set is coupled to the rear of an eastbound freight as another eastbound passes. The crewman on the ground is not holding a fishing pole, it's a new portable radio with telescoping ant... (more)
Had an eastbound come by on track 2, there would have been four trains side by side! Air hoses serve to keep the brake pressure up so the trains don't have to be walked again.