Autumn embraces Mance, PA on the east slope of CSX Sand Patch grade.
Westbound CSX manifest is "framed by foliage" as it begins to ascend the steepest portion of the eastern slope of Sand Patch grade, two miles short of the "Summit of the Alleghenies"
A CSXT Bare Table train climbing the Allghenies, bound for Chicago.
The Capitol Limited emerges from the fog heading east towards Cumberland, MD.
With Fall colors in view a unit sulpher train lead by UP power glides around the CSX horseshoe curve at Mance.
"A silver thread among the gold"
Eastbound auto rack train descends the Alleghenies on the often-photographed Sand Patch grade.
The perfect "horseshoe"
Only an aerial view does justice to the "other" horseshoe curve.
I stood atop the SuperCavTM to get a bit of elevation at Mance.
Empty grain heading up the mountain
An eastbound coal drag leaves the horseshoe curve at Mance on the way down to cumberland, MD