Looking more like Colorado with the BNSF power and rock cut this eastbound manifest sits at the Bud Board waiting for Cumberland Yard to open up.
A freshly painted GP40-2 shoves a cut of cars from the Pearson Yard lead onto track 1 of the Cumberland Sub. This local train would eventually make a daytime appearance on the CSX Frog Hollow Bran... (more)
NS 80MACs 7200, 7209 and 7205 shove the rear of a coal train that just came off the mountain into Altoona Yard. Leading the train are 7212 and 7205.
Five NS 80MACs come off the mountain past ALTO tower with a loaded coal train for Altoona Yard. Leading the train are 7212 and 7205 on the head end with 7200, 7209 and 7205 on the rear. Thanks for... (more)
NS 17G gets a set of front end helpers 6329/6327 as it makes its way west over the mountain.
When I shot this engine working the yard job over 4 years ago in the same spot she was wearing Conrail Blue.
Late running NS Triple Crown Roadrailer 261 pulls past CP Homer on the east side of Altoona yard.
The new NS modified wide cab helper 6900 heads west at the Brickyard towards Horseshoe Curve and some more testing on the mountain.
CSX manifest train Q373 exits Stuart tunnel at Magnolia, WV. Stuart is the longest of the 4 tunnels on the Cutoff.
A group of railfans catch a manifest as it heads from the Cutoff towards Baltimore. At first glance it appears to be a grain train but the mix of freight was at the rear.
Q217 emerges from Graham tunnel and is about to cross the Potomac River for the second time in a short distance.
A GP40-2 leads the Q416 west towards Cumberland Maryland passing under a B&O style signal bridge.
A single unit leads a string of empty coal cars west past the B&O CPLs at Magnolia. A lot of discussion amongst the railfans as to how long the signals will be standing.
A CSX lite power move passes the B&O CPL signals headed west to Cumberland Maryland.
"We missed the over and under by that much!" A father and son photograph the northbound NS stack train as the head end of an eastbound CSX coal drag passed moments earlier.