Summit of the Alleghanies
A westbound Baltimore & Ohio train of empty hoppers approaches the crest of seventeen mile grade at Altamont Maryland. There is a sign just west of there ... (more)
Peak autumn foliage on Halloween, with a sparkling clean Sprinter leading this Northeast Regional into the station. If you look close, you'll see the first car is the 9800.
Looking as though it is about to enter into warp speed, the Veterans unit emits an arc on its way toward DC.
I heard through a friend that the B&O was testing SD60 demonstrators out of Cumberland, Maryland. Arriving in Cumberland, we learned that the EMD-4 was leading a train that would head west on the ... (more)
Little Joe Stalin’s Locomotives
That’s what Milwaukee Road crews called that road’s twelve big electrics that were nearly identical to this South Shore example, seen here at the B&... (more)
CR manifest, led by CR GP38-2 8188, southbound on Amtrak's NEC near GUNPOW Interlocking (mp 79.3) on February 8, 1987.
“Off the Showroom Floor. Almost.”
By October 21, 1984, this pair of Chessie System units looks to have seen some very limited revenue service, but, having just been built in August, they certainl... (more)
Four for the price of one. Northbound traffic was halted (trains were stopped) and stacked up from an earlier weather event.
Fortunately for me I had my camera and PPE with me when a cond... (more)
Q409-04 with an ex New York Central E9 in the consist, rolls through the interlocking at Carroll, with downtown Baltimore towering above in the background.
CSX R171 (OBSS, Orange Blossom Special), with RF&P GP40 123 plus three, westbound approaching Poplar (mp 82.5) on CSX's (former B&O) Philadelphia Sub.
Group of railfans that love the WM decided to come out to Westernport to polish 3 locomotives on a nice sunny day.
WM 734 blasts around a curve and by the photographers on a Carl Franz Photo Special.
A late running 38A, with a pair of SD80MAC's for power, crosses Amtrak's Susquehanna River bridge.
WM 734 rolls around the apex of Helmstetter's Curve amid dramatic side lighting and billowy white smoke. This was one of the Carl Franz Photo Specials run to raise money for the Helmstetter Farm F... (more)
Having just received the signal from Amtrak onto the Northeast Corridor, 66T accelerates east on the siding, as 590 holds on the main in the distance.