A trio of WNYP M636's begin the assault on Keating Summit as they head north with 25 loads of stone for Turtlepoint just before the sun got eaten by the clouds.
The northbound Driftwood Turn begins the climb up Keating Summit at milepost 113 of the former PRR Buffalo Line.
WNYP train OL-4, the Driftwood Turn comes down the grade at Gardeau after climbing the gruelling Keating Summit.
WNYP OL2 starts the stiff climb up Keating summit on the way back north with a heavy train consisting of mainly aggregate for Turtlepoint.
Traffic on the WNY&PA has gone down quite a bit lately. Locals to Driftwood haven't been running as much either. Here the Wednesday Driftwood turn drops down the mountain grade from Keating Summit... (more)
Easing down the 2.5+ percent grade with a short train...
DFT heads back North to Olean after working the interchange in Driftwood.
Running as NS KH52, the WNY&P Driftwood Turn drags 24 loads up the 2.6% grade of Keating Summit. Brings back fond memories of my teenage years shooting CN HR616's and CP M630's in Michigan!
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, NS 30K rolls past both the new and old milepost markers by the Gardeau Rd. Crossing.