Geometry car climbing the east slope of Sand Patch Grade.
I take this box car, to have and to hold, to cherish and protect, for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, 'till rust do we part. A Pan shotmore)
Amtrak Capitol Limited Train 30 is eastbound thru Mance PA along the horseshoe curve as the fall of 2006 is taking shape.
Q384 with a nice variety of power was a great way to start the morning on Sand Patch. Unfortunately, the trains stopped running after this one - no other pictures were taken until six hours later... (more)
In a scene that has been repeated countless times during the CSX era, a ubiquitous SD50 shoves hard on a westbound freight (Q640) climbing towards the summit of the Alleghenies.
My first shot on the Sand Patch grade
Giving 383 a push to the summit. Taken from the treehouse
Late in the day, 136 carefully descends the east slope of Sand Patch.
The campsite at lower right marks the aproximate location of the present day Mance Training Camp.
A white landscape accentuates a colorful lashup on the point of 381.
Reminiscent of lashups seen during CSX's earliest days, a mix of Geeps leads V860 upgrade at Mance.
Fall colors are just starting to make their presence known on the hillsides above the famed Mance Training Camp.
A rare NS leader heads west struggling with the horseshoe curve at Mance and the Sandpatch grade.
W&LE Z416 "wheels" around the horseshoe curve at Mance, PA on another day extending a remarkable "January Thaw"