Iron Ore loads from the Toledo docks roll South by one of the well known CPL's in Deshler Ohio.
U878's pace has slowed as he nears the summit at Altamont, about 1/10th of a mile ahead. At 2628', Altamont is not only the highest point on the Mountain Sub, it's also the highest point served b... (more)
Oakland is not the highest point on the Mountain Sub, but at 2382' it's one of the highest points on CSX and over 100' higher than Sand Patch. Of course, Oakland is also well known for its train ... (more)
There's not much else going on in Keyser today as an 80 car coal drag slips past the old yard.
A drag enters West Virginia from Maryland, crossing the Potomac's North Branch and the Thomas Sub, visible at lower right.
Southbound through Loachapoka.
Extra Power awaits their turn on the sanding track at Shelby.
The P&LE has been gone for well over a decade, but at least it left its mark on Pittsburgh's landscape.
One of CSX's newer GEVO units drifts along on the rear of loaded coal train U303 as it snakes its way through Glenita. Soon both helper engines will be in number 8 throttle as the train begins the... (more)
A couple new GEVO's have turned up in Shelby. These are going to take about 85 MTY's to Beaver Jct, then up Beaver Creek to the yard at Martin.
The cloud/sun line is perfect, and the deep mean roar of thunder far in the distance overtaken, as a power move heads West into the sinking sun of a somewhat warm summer evening.
An eastbound train is waiting for a crew outside the yard office at Hinton, West Virginia. The last two units are JDNX 70 & 80, former Illinois Central Gulf Paducah GP-10s.
Note the single deck, half-height Through-Truss.
A southbound manifest waits for clearance into Howell.