Four big GE's sit at idle, waiting for crew. Just east of these engines on RC2 sit eighty or so loads of coal
which these engines will take to the Mt Storm power
Big power almost fills Piedmont as they move Q 317 west, passing one of the few CPLs left on the mountain sub. I used to watch EM-1's pass this very signal a long time ago!
These two ES44AH engines and plow SC701 are crewed and waiting orders to move by the dispatcher. They will travel to Bayard, WVA, and plow from there to the Mt Storm Power plant, almost 30" of sno... (more)
452 has a long line of PPLX hoppers with West Virgina coal headed for Pennsyvania.
Freight cars behind 734 takes me back a few years! Break time at Frostburg for the patrons of this photo special.
Thirteen cars and leaves on the rails means 734 is going to need help..so here 501 and 502 push hard
A long excursion train works uphill at the Parkesburg Bridge. Just a little past peak, the leaves are still very colorfull.
A lovely fall day as 734 arrives at the Frostburg Depot with a load of passengers ready to enjoy that day!
A neat three car special charter catches the sun playing peekabo with the clouds in this late day run. The train will pull the hill until it gets to my location above the hollow, in about seven mi... (more)
Two EMD's are lugging a heavy manifest up the east slope of Sand Patch, almost at the summit. The sound is awesome, all fans and the engine at full throttle pitch.
The color is just as awesome as... (more)
2629 runs long hood forward with a string of cars for the big paper mill at Luke, MD.
Two CSX "Logomotives" 983 and 984 shove hard on
U 823 on the west slope of Sand Patch, 130 loads, two GE's up front.
West bound Q 259 eases down hill as on track two an eastbound autorack, Q 276, with a long load of new cars and trucks gets ready to slip down the east slope, here at the summit of Sand Patch. Not... (more)
WMSR 734 works nicely thru the Narrows, steam coming from what I've been told is a reproduction whistle as used on the Western Maryland's Potomacs.
U 823 blasts thru east Keyser at 45 per with 80 loads of West Virginia coal