A pair of SD60's have westbound Q217 under control working upgrade and around the big curve at Mance.
It's a rainy, dreary and foggy morning on the patch but the colors still look great on the mountain as Q217 gets a friendly push up the hill.
With a Chessie leader, westbound Q217 passes thru Hays. The bridge in the background was the CSX (B&O) W&P Subdivision. It is now part of the Allegheny Valley Railroad.
Q217 leaving the Queen City
Q217 emerges from Graham tunnel and is about to cross the Potomac River for the second time in a short distance.
Westbound racks at dusk thru FO
A single SD50 shoves westbound Q216 up Sand Patch Grade. Yes, the train is going uphill. The slight dip at Roddys Sag makes for an optical illusion.
CSX EMD SD70MAC #4510 pulls its load of Autoracks out of Carothers Tunnel, at the west end of the Magnolia Cutoff.
A pair of SD40-2's lift westbound Q217 up the East Slope of Sand Patch Grade.
Westbound train Q217 enters the single track on the west slope of Sand Patch Grade as it passes the long-gone B&O signals.
Running wrong main, Q217 with one motor for power, leans through the reverse curve at Flaggs.
More at home lugging coal trains over the Appalachians, The Spirit of Grafton gets an easy task of whipping some autoracks down the west slope of Sand Patch on this day. Here it rolls throu... (more)
As a summer storm forms over downtown, a couple takes in the view from atop Mt. Washington as Q217 runs along the Ohio River.
Westbound CSX Q217 proceeds west with a short train of autoracks west of Hancock.
The Steel City