A welcome but short-lived sunny period greets Q377 as it passes the BE Tower
Q377 gets underway after being held at CP47 due to the derailment of some MoW equipment that occured just west of the signal
Westbound Q377 pops out of Graham Tunnel. The head end of the train is in Maryland while the rear of the train and the photographer are in West Virginia.
With a little luck, the sun kept shining as Q377 rounds the bend, and rejoins the eastbound main, while the clouds block the sun from shining on the grain elevator in the background.
UP power up front for Q377
The trailing locomotive in this power lashup is a patched ex-Southern Pacific AC4400CW road number UP 6274
Q377 is just 50 yards or so from leaving the Short Line and entering the Greenwich Sub at CP13. Note the odd peach colored paint on the rear end of the trailing locomotive.
A pair of SD70M's, UP 3833 & 3852, provide the power for CSX manifest Q377
Westbound Q377 exits Graham Tunnel on the Magnolia Cutoff.
UP 4888, one of over 1,400 SD70M units in the Union Pacific stable, leads CSX manifest train Q377
A colorful lashup on CSX Q377 this day features a BNSF leader trailed by 4 Union Pacific locomotives
CSXT westbound Q377 rolls over the former Pennsylvania main and past "Crest" tower in Crestline, OH.
Manifest train Q377 passing the CSX MoW yard in Grafton, Ohio
Q377 is led by a freshly repainted CW40-8. You could still smell the paint on this thing!
CSX 5373 is the first of five locomotives on the front of Q377, a mixed freight heading for Salem, Illinois