“WM to the Rescue”At HX interlocking, a worn-looking former Western Maryland SD40, now the lead unit, begins to pull a long string of empty hoppers west, after being added to the head e... (more)
Some autumn color is still evident as an unidentified westbound manifest approaches–at reduced speed–the boardwalk at the BTSC (Baltimore Terminal Service Center) in Halethorpe. B&O GP40 4049 lead... (more)
“Dog’s Breakfast”Whatever else might be said of GTI in the 80’s (typically rather negative), they certainly could concoct some interesting power lashups (at least in paint, if no... (more)
I had the rare and distinct honor of photographing the AEM-7 Farewell Excursion photo op from the head end. The engineer tugs at the whistle cord to sound the horn as we proceed into the MARC sta... (more)
Trainmaster Dave comes down off the lead unit after completing the photo op run on the AEM-7 Farewell excursion.
What a crowd! I had the privilege of riding the cab of the AEM-7 Farewell excursion for the photo op. This shot shows the massive crowd assembled on the platform to record the historic eve... (more)
The B&O Orange Blossom Special A Roger Puta Photograph
N780-27, with export coal loads for Baltimore, winds it's way east through Patapsco Valley State Park, passing through the interlocking at East Avalon.
It's a nasty snow storm, but the corridor is still moving.
CSX 6028 is photographed passing HX Tower.
R191 works west past HX Tower.
D779 (The Loyer Turn) originated in Curtis Bay yard in Baltimore and makes its way west on The Old Main Line by HX Tower.
Life comes at you fast on the NEC even when the speed is restricted to 100 mph along this stretch..
Commuters carefully cross track A to get to the platform at Halethorpe during an awful snow storm.
Blizzard-like conditions didn't keep the trains from running. A southbound MARC passes workers trying their best to keep platforms clear.