A lovely autumn day at Hansrote is embellished with the passage of westbound empty hoppers while this railroad still retained its classic B&O signal system.
On one of those idyllic early autumn days when the air is warm and refreshing, a distant groan begins to fill the atmosphere as a westbound works its way up the Potomac valley along the Magnolia C... (more)
CSX 5359 leads a string of power on a westbound manifest headed for Cumberland as it negotiates the deep hollows of the Potomac River valley at Hansrote, WV. The B&O style CPLs were certainly an i... (more)
WB Q301 is powered by two lease units as it passes through Hansrote, WV on October 22, 2000.
Westbound CSX Q217 curves through the cut leading into Stuart Tunnel at Hansrote, WV on April 29, 2000.
Westbound CSX Q347 curves into the setting sun at Hansrote, WV on Oct. 23, 1993
Westbound autoracks pass the B&O signals guarding the Cutoff. Sadly the signals no longer exist.
A westbound B&O manifest was struggling through Hansrote, WV on Oct. 21, 1979 with two GP9s. B&O seemed to run the higher priority manifests with plenty of motive power, however the lower priorit... (more)
An eastbound coal train roars by the eastward automatic signal at Hansrote, WV, 3/20/11. These vintage B&O CPL's are on borrowed time, soon to be replaced. Spring M/W season has also arrived, as ... (more)
Westbound CSX automotive train Q217 passes the CPL signals at Hansrote, WV on June 28, 2003, led by former SD80MAC No. 808, still in Conrail colors.
Visualizing the shot before the train arrived, I thought a long train of autoracks stretched around the curves would look pretty nice. Unfortunately, 249 was only running as light power on this da... (more)
P030 blast through the metropolis of Handsrote.
Westbound Q139 passes the Hansrote CPLs.
In the last light of the day, E819 passes through Hansrote on the Magnolia Cutoff.