Somewhat of an oddball power assortment for a coal empty, SD50 6791 leads B40-8 5070 and Dash8-40CW 6144 past MG. Even with its tattered window shades, the still part-time open office at MG, just ... (more)
The train could be heard for a good fifteen minutes as it labored up the grade. Symbol CAEL has passed the westbound home signals at MG interlocking on its way across the Allegheny Mountains.
Symbol CAPI out of Camden, NJ, with its usual block of hi cube boxcars on the head-end, has an SD60, SD40-2R and SD60 leading its 114 cars; and you can be certain there are a pair of SD40-2s on th... (more)
This was the place to be to witness mountain railroading in the east. CR volumes were heavy with manifest traffic, vans and mineral freight. Most tonnage outfits had helpers in both directions and... (more)
Deep in the woods a mile and a half west of Horseshoe Curve, Camden to Conway symbol CAPI3 is slugging it out on mountain grade as it passes MG with a pair of helpers (or snappers) coupled ahead o... (more)
TV-61, with helpers on the rear, is slugging it out on the Alllegheny grade as it crosses over from No.2/3 track at MG on a summer morning. Fuji Velvia.
Autumn colors are already beginning to wane high on the slope of the Alleghenies as one among the daily procession of manifests ascends the mountain at MG. A set of helpers fore and aft assist the... (more)