Westbound freight Q359 grinds upgrade approaching Brackens Curve.
Westbound B&O manifest WI-99 was climbing upgrade around Bracken's Curve at Brackens, PA on June 6, 1987. The lead unit, GP38 No. 2046, must have been a fairly early CSX repaint. Note the "B&O" ... (more)
A westbound B&O manifest was climbing up Sand Patch Grade just east of Brackens Curve on Aug. 14, 1982. I remember thinking how nice it would have been if that freshly painted GP30M third out cou... (more)
A westbound B&O manifest was climbing upgrade at Brackens, PA on Oct. 22, 1978, led by GP38 No. 3833. The fifth unit was a WM F unit. At this point, B&O was literally running the remaining WM F ... (more)
An empty grain train climbs the east slope of Sand Patch Grade behind an ex-Cornail SD60M, still equipped with class lights.
Westbound Q375 rounds the curve at Brackens as it climbs the east slope of Sand Patch Grade.
Q277-05 climbing up the east slope of Sandpatch as it rounds the curves @ Brackens
A single GP40-2 leads a westbound empty hopper train up Sand Patch Grade at Brackens.
The sun makes a breif appearance for the Capitol Limited at MP 195 on the infamous Brackens Curves on Sand Patch
Working upgrade in the snow, Z415 heads for home rails in Connellsville. It's been years since Z415 carried empty hoppers, today he's simply a light engine move.
Three weeks earlier, every leaf in this scene was green!
EMD thunder fills the Wills Creek Valley as a loaded coal drag grinds along on the east slope of Sand Patch.