Westbound coal empties leave the Conemaugh River Valley on their way back to the Western PA mines for a refill.
An eastbound coal drag creeps through Natural Tunnel State Park. Brake and rail squeal fill the natural cut disturbing the solitude. We didn't mind in the least!
A westbound train of empties passes the iconic Red Stone Drive-In as it heads towards Natural Tunnel State Park. Earlier in the day these same engines brought a load of coal east.
The eastbound Capitol Limited is heading through the cut at Markleton on its way to Cumberland before continuing on to the District of Columbia.
Empty hoppers from the Keystone Power Plant in Schelocta are headed for Shire Oaks yard located on the Mon River. This bridge is the third bridge constructed at this location to cross the Alleghen... (more)
The Conemaugh Line is primarily an eastbound route for most trains. The exception is for empties returning from Keystone Power Plant. Here a train of MT's head west past the historic Tarentum Stat... (more)
An empty autorack west heads to Connellsville with some EMD power.
The westbound Capital Limited pops out of the iconic tunnel in preparation for its stop in Harpers Ferry.
Having stopped at the L'Enfant station, the southbound VRE Express takes its charges back to the suburbs. The cherry trees signify the arrival of spring. These blossoms aren't the famous ones, but... (more)
A southbound manifest freight rumbles through DC as the Cherry Blossoms signal the arrival of Spring.
The afternoon freight has left the siding after waiting for the 3 O'Clock excursion to head to Paradise. Here it begins a slight climb as heads back to Strasburg with a box car full of lumber. Thi... (more)
The final excursion of the day glides past the Red Caboose Motel.
The eastbound Pennsylvanian zips through New Florence as it heads to the next station in Johnstown. The previous days rain has puddled allowing for a nice reflection.
A Union Station bound DC Streetcar stops to pick up a few riders. Not many people were aboard and the service is FREE for now. Don't know how well it will "fare" when there are fares involved.
The westbound Empire Builder has just departed the Dells station stop and crosses the Wisconsin River as it heads towards Minnesota on a balmy September afternoon.