CSX train E780 rolls westbound past the tower in Mountain Lake Park, MD as it works its way towards Grafton, WV and points beyond. Up front is one of CSX's new AC44 rebuilds, #7007.
B&O Railroad's Mountain Lake Park Station
Mountain Lake Park was established in 1881 as a 'Chautauqua', the Victorian concept for a summer camp retreat to refresh the body, mind and spiri... (more)
The U777, a new train to the Mountain Subdivision, meets E716-06 in the rain.
PK tower greets another Q317.
After a brief stop to line the switches, Q317 gets back underway.
Probably one of the few places on a mountain railroad where you can see an entire empty coal drag.
As the tail end of Q316 clears, the conductor walks back to his waiting empty hopper train. E725 had to meet one more train here before continuing west.
An eastbound coal train emerges from the fog and passes the abandoned tower in Mountain Lake Park.
Kicking up snow at a pretty good clip, this empty hopper train seems worlds away from the menacing Seventeen Mile grade that it has just over come as it blows past silent MK Tower and the town of ... (more)
CSX 7623 appears to have recived a new traction motor.(notice the front end loader in the lower left with a wheel set attached to it)
Mountain Lake Park station was completed in 1885, making SD70MAC #762 its junior by well over a century.
Nearly new at the time, #61 hasn't even had a chance to pick up a layer of coal dust.
The warm rays of the sun highlight the flanks of Q317's quartet of locomotives.
Rolling through the "glades" of Western Maryland, Q317 chases the setting November sun.