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.
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)
Most of the Appalachian & Ohio's motive power consists of leased GMTX GPs, as evident in this July 2017 view of the inbound mixed freight passing an additional set of light GMTX units waiting for ... (more)
A former Penn Central GP38 leads the Appalachian & Ohio's local freight into CSX's Grafton yard in July 2017. B&O's iconic D Tower was torn down in late 2017.
Eastbound coal loads pass under the former signal bridge known as "Fricks" that was located just east of Mountain Lake Park on the Mountain Sub. The bridge has since been taken down.
The 602 had been on the property for over a year performing road testing but also spent a good bit of time in the shop for program work. On this day it was used to double a coal train together for... (more)
A pair of Kansas City Southern EMD SD70ACe's idle in the Grafton terminal after performing some testing over the intimidating grades of the former B&O Mountain Subdivision.
Descending 17 mile grade, CSX Q316 and its western visitors slither along the former B&O Mountain Subdivision on their late evening trip from Grafton to Cumberland.
With 333 leading, empties come around the bend and past the Oakland B&O train station. Meanwhile, a light spring rain shower is coming to an end.
The U777, a new train to the Mountain Subdivision, meets E716-06 in the rain.
As spring colors come back to the mountains, today's Q317 blasts through the small community of Corinth.
the M&K helper pushes against 80 Eastbound loads at Kingwood Tunnel near the top of Newburg Grade.
Helpers are hard into 80 loads of coal struggling up the 2.8 percent grade at Graveyard Curve.
A good looking consist leads Q317 west into the setting sun. Standard cab leaders are infrequent on the Mountain Subdivision and catching a consist of 4 with a YN2 leader and a boxcar SD40-3 was a... (more)
Empties roll west through scenic western Maryland behind the power of a CSX lightning bolt.