On a beautiful fall day, Amtrak 29 heads west into the setting sun at HO Tower. The superliners were a perfect match for the sun, which cast a warm, orange glow onto the Chicago bound train.
The HO Tower operator observes The Capitol Limited race west on April 29th, 1995.
A westbound coal train speeds by HO Tower in Hancock, WV.
HO Tower at Hancock, WV--on the former Baltimore & Ohio East End main line--was already a dinosaur in 1990. But, it still had 17 years of service left before it was closed. Sadly, the old wooden t... (more)
CSX 2313 switches a cut of covered hopper cars at Hancock in November 2000.
A two-unit Conrail helper set eases along under the watchful eyes of the operator in MO Tower at Cresson. Coming down the mountain in the background is a westbound TV (Trail Van) train (intermodal... (more)
Ex-Conrail SD60I 8745 runs west past HO Tower on CSX's Cumberland Subdivision in 2000.
The operator/leverman in HO Tower at Hancock is silhouetted in the window as an eastbound freight approaches. Alas, the wonderful old B&O tower is now gone.
The Cap crosses from 2 to 1 in HO's pipeline connected interlocking.
The control board inside HO tower, a few years before its demise. Oh how I wish I had been able to see a train from up there!
For another control board view, from a preserved PRR tower, see... (more)
In a scene that's changed considerably over the past two decades, an eastbound rack train rolls past Hancock's classic B&O CPL signal bridge.
Sheds recently repainted in the company colors; HO Tower behind the train
It never occured to me that what I was shooting on this spring afternoon would be history in just three years. AMTK 131 and the westbound Capitol Limited passes by HO Tower and ducks under ... (more)
The B&O CPLs are gone at Hancock, replaced by this modern structure.