Q317 snakes it's way out of Cumberland over Viaduct Junction starting it's trek on the Mountain Sub
Probably one of the few places on a mountain railroad where you can see an entire empty coal drag.
Even with empty hoppers in tow, a pair of westbounds struggle to climb the B&O's 17 Mile Grade west of Bond.
An eastbound loaded coal train departs what is left of the old B&O yard in Keyser.
A westbound empty hopper train climbs 17 Mile Grade near Strecker.
Two CSX and two NS diesels lead an empty coal train towards Grafton.
A late day eastbound coal train passes thru the beautiful Potomac Valley on its way to Cumberland. The four axle diesels brought this train down off of the former Western Maryland at 21st Bridge.
A freshly painted SD60 leads a help set back to the bottom of Cranberry Grade.
Eastbound Q316 passes the old B&O freight house in Tunnelton.
In the late 90's, CSX's small fleet of SD60's worked the former B&O out of Grafton. They were frequently covered in coal dust while working in helper service out of Burnsville on the Cowen Sub.
This pair of CSX AC6000's were tested in helper service on the former B&O West ENd back in 1998.
My goal was to photograph the old B&O station in Grafton but the rear of a hopper train was in the way. When I looked at the slides, I'm glad it was there. CSX gave a little "extra tea" to the t... (more)
A very short S317 (Extra Q317) arrives in Rowelesburg at the bottom of Cranberry Grade.
NS power, led by a former Conrail GP38-2, invades B&O territtory in Grafton.