The West Virginia shadows start to cast over the Irish Cemetery near Rodemer as 6 AC Traction GE's muscle a 115 car Leer Mine "drag" for Newport News up Cranberry Grade. The manned M&K ... (more)
Four B&O SD35s drop down Cranberry Grade after shoving an eastbound coal drag to Terra Alta on Sept. 14, 1975. The third track has recently been lifted and salvageable crossties stacked in prepar... (more)
Helpers are hard into 80 loads of coal struggling up the 2.8 percent grade at Graveyard Curve.
Fall on Cranberry Grade. A total of four AC locomotives ( two leading, two pushing) handle the standard consist of 80 - 286k hoppers into the 2.8 percent grade of Graveyard Curve.
An eastbound B&O coal drag was climbing Cranberry Grade between Amblersburg and Rodemer, WV on Sept. 21, 1980, led by recently repainted SD40 No. 7593. During this time, coal drags usually ran in... (more)
WM SD35 No. 7433 was leading a brace of four SD35s as they shoved hard the rear of an eastbound coal drag at it climbed Cranberry Grade on September 21, 1980. At this point in time, WM units had ... (more)
An eastbound CSX unit coal train grinds upgrade at the road crossing east of Rodemer, WV.
An eastbound B&O coal drag grinds upgrade at the road crossing east of Rodemer, WV.
Slowly and quietly......coming down 2.84%, westbound empties round Graveyard Curve on Cranberry Grade at 03:58. No spirits here tonight, (that I saw) only an owl for company.
Q316 puts on quite a show as he struggles upgrade in the snow.
In another three miles, T867 will win the battle with gravity, having conquered Cranberry's 2.84% ruling grade.
CSX 8070, a former L&N unit, leads Q317 down the Cranberry Grade to M&K Jct at Graveyard Curve