Westbound Q217 has exited the west portal of Sand Patch Tunnel (out of view around the curve in the left background) and begins its downhill journey towards Confluence, Connellsville and beyond.
Westbound stacks approach the signals protecting the east portal of Sand Patch Tunnel, located a few yards ahead.
Delivered in Family Lines scheme.
Elephant style 40s lead the way west past US Steel's Edgar Thompson Works. Note the hot metal train picking up speed for the ramp to the caster mill about ten cars back from 389's power.
The flowers have begun to bloom as Q359 prepares to head west.
CSX SD40 a long way from home heading up a UP auto-train from Rosveville to Long Beach