In the wee hours of the morning of March 20, 1976, an eastbound manifest was climbing Newburg Grade at Austen, WV when the head end got into a wheel slip situation. Four SD35s on the rear shoved ... (more)
It is March 20, 1976 and we are at West End, west of Tunnelton, WV at the top of Newburg Grade. It guess the best way to handle this is left to right. On the left is WS Tower, which controlled a... (more)
Four B&O SD35s begin the descent down Newburg Grade as they pass through West End, over the ridge (or through the tunnel) from Tunnelton, WV, on March 20, 1976. They are enroute to Hardman, where... (more)
Four B&O SD35s drop down Cranberry Grade after shoving an eastbound coal drag to Terra Alta on Sept. 14, 1975. The third track has recently been lifted and salvageable crossties stacked in prepar... (more)
Four B&O SD35s shove hard on the rear of an eastbound manifest at Amblersburg, WV on Sept. 13, 1975. Track work on the eastbound track has the train climbing Cranberry Grade on the westbound. In... (more)
Four B&O SD35s shove hard on the rear of an eastbound coal drag at Amblersburg, WV on Aug. 16, 1975.
We are in Rowlesburg, WV on Aug. 17, 1975 and an eastbound coal drag has reached the bottom of Cheat River Grade and is getting a roll on things for the climb up Cranberry. Back in the days of fr... (more)
Conrail SD60M No. 5535 leads a unit coal train across the crest of the grade near Time, PA on April 22, 1999.
An eastbound Conrail manifest drops downgrade past the rock quarry and plant at Union Furnace, PA on March 28, 1999.
During the "rent-a-wreck" era on CSX, it seemed like anything was possible. On Oct. 21, 2000 former BN, now AGTX C30-7 No. 5513, leads westbound D720 out of Randolph Tunnel near Doe Gully, WV on ... (more)
A westbound C&NW train of empty ore gennies works its way through Empire Junction, MI on Sept. 9, 1986 with three C628s.
A westbound Western Allegheny freight train slows to do some work at Hooker, PA on August 25, 1979. It was a common sight at the time, to see the trainmen sitting in the doorway of the F-units as... (more)
A southbound B&LE freight passes through Calvin Yard in Butler, PA on August 24, 1979, led by SD38AC No. 867.
Eastbound BN double stack train No. 8 climbs upgrade at Pinnacle, MT on June 5, 1990, led by Oakway SD60 No. 9079.
A westbound Conrail light helper set drops downgrade near Cresson, PA on Oct. 17, 1998.