An eastbound loaded coal train does its best without a helper to make the grade up the west slope of Sand Patch.
An eastbound coal train off of the S&C Subdivision at Rockwood struggles up the grade at Keystone behind a SD80MAC leader.
Q358 struggles upgrade under the ex railroad that used to dominate this area, the Western Maryland. The viaduct is now a bike trail.
A westbound freight works it's way up Sandpatch grade just shy of the Keystone Viaduct.
An interesting AC4400-Yard Slug-GP39 lashup heads west as it starts down the west slope of Sand Patch Grade.
This bizarre lashup included CSXT 7816, EMDX 182, CN 9442, CSXT 8516, CSXT 2132, CSXT 6440, CSXT 2216 and IC 3132.
Eastbound S368 (Extra Q368) grinds uphill at Keystone as five units lead it up the West Slope of Sand Patch Grade.
Eastbound Q286 passes under the old Western Maryland bridge at Keystone as the train climbs the west slope of Sand Patch Grade.
The Eastbound Capitol Limited has just passed under the former Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct and heads into the sun. What little fall foliage there was on Sandpatch was brightest here at Keyst... (more)
Eastbound Q166 swings through the S curve approaching Keystone.
CSX 5315 shoves on the rear of an autorack train as it passes under the form Western Maryland Keystone Viaduct just as the sun clears the mountain on what was a very busy morning on Sand Patch.
Westbbound Trailer Train Q137 pops out of Brook Tunnel on the west slope of Sand Patch Grade. This former B&O tunnel is being reconstructed for CSX's double stack clearance project.
A former Seaboard System GP38 leads CSX eastbound Q384 up the West Slope of Sand Patch Grade. The dirt in the foreground is actually the abandoned WM right-of-way which is now a bike trail.