U878-09 takes coal east, destined to power up houses and businesses, on this cold (20 degrees F or so) but pleasant and otherwise quite late morning by the C&O Canal, At this location the now dry... (more)
A MARC E unit is photographed at Lander on the Metropolitan Subdivision.
Lander, MD 2/25/2013 - It's 25 degrees under a full moon shortly before midnight, and the B&O CPLs at High Rock are not long for this world. With their replacements being assembled about a mile to... (more)
The Capitol Limited races past a restored C&O Canal lock house dating from the 19th century.
Lander, MD 1/25/2013 - Under a frigid and heavy snowfall, the early Friday afternoon MARC commuter train P-871 stirs up dusty snow past the high rocks of Catoctin Mountain along a narrow passage b... (more)
Lander, MD 3/15/2012 - A locomotive type that once led the hottest intermodal trains over this former B&O mainline, the GP-40-2 has been relegated mostly to local service, as in this Brunswick-bas... (more)
Lander, MD 3/15/2012 - Amtrak's PO-30 is eastbound along the C&O Canal east of Lander Road, passing the Bald Eagle hiker-biker campground. The canal once hauled coal and other industrial commoditi... (more)
Some brush clearing was necessary to get this shot in 1994, I suspect the area is completely overgrown today.
Not much room for this big GE. Track number 2 goes around the outside of Catoctin tunnel, wedged between a rocky cliff and the C&O Canal. Definitely quite a sight to behold as D740 makes it's wa... (more)
As darkness closes in, a MARC commuter train rushes into Catoctin Tunnel hurrying towards it's next stop, Brunswick. Catoctin Tunnel, built by the B&O Railroad, was completed in 1903.
After just passing through the High Rock signals, this MARC commuter train rounds the bend that leads to the east portal of the Catoctin Tunnel. "Next stop, Brunswick......"
A pair of SD50 Brunswick helpers trail a CSX coal train with 342/227/610/808/5887/811 up front
Many miles away from its normal route, a detouring R120 rolls west on the B&O at Lander.
Rock Runner appears to be carrying snow as it heads east past Lander.
CSX Q298 east on track 1 ready to enter Catoctin Tunnel