In the last light of the day (or at least falling on the bridge/tunnel), a westbound CSX empty coal train exits the tunnel at historic Harpers Ferry.
A new face in a well known place.
P030 heading to it's ultimate destination, Washington DC, after dropping off and picking up passengers.
Maryland Heights and it's "sign", Harpers Ferry Tunnel, EX B&O Bridges that carry the Shenandoah and Cumberland Subs and the Potomac River....pretty much sums up Harpers Ferry.
L411 is on the move after setting off the hot box just West of here. Harpers Ferry below is full of rich history, and the hike to the outlook I am on is well worth the climb, although it's a toug... (more)
After taking a short break before arriving to Maryland Heights, the Rock Runner heads off the Shenandoah Sub at Harpers Ferry in the very first light of the day.
An empty Bailey-Cross coal train rumbles west out of the Harpers Ferry Tunnel bound for the Mon coal fields of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The first Martinsburg train arrives at Harpers Ferry with what looks like Santa Claus at the controls.
Q226 crosses the Potomac River on the first day of September, 2009. View is from Loudon Heights, VA
E732 hammers westbound passing the rear of Q130 who is holding at Sandy Hook.
Westbound empty coal train E73209 has just entered West Virginia as it approaches the Amtrak station in Harpers Ferry. A small hole in the clouds is just enough to light up the power.
Eastbound manifest Q39811 rolls over the Potomac River. The freshly painted YN3 Dash 8 contrasts sharply with the SD40-2 in faded YN2 paint.
Eastbound autorack train Q22609 rolls around the S-curve at Harpers Ferry with a pair of GEVOs providing power.
Morning fog lifts in the river gorge around Harpers Ferry as a loaded ore train rumbles eastbound across the Potomac River bridge.