The helpers prepare to cut off an eastbound freight at the "Summit of Alleghenies" at Sand Patch, Pa.
From a perch above the east portal of Brook Tunnel, a pair of helpers will utilize Brook Tunnel on their return trip to Confluence and Connellsville. CSX's Keystone Sub main line splits at Brook w... (more)
First daylight southbound of the morning comes down the pipe to Catskill at Brown's Crossing with a nice SD50-2 add on.
E101 works west on the Mountain Subdivision past Viaduct Jct. Tower.
First Train Of The Morning Is CSX Loaded Auto Rack Train Q268 With A Nice EMD SD50-2, That SD50-2 Has Got Some History Behind It That's For Sure.
Three visitors from the east lead a Avard, OK bound "dirty dirt" train west through Ellinor. CSX picks up unit trains of contaminated dirt from the Hudson River and ships it west to Chicago to int... (more)
The Connellsville helper shoves a heavy coal drag eastbound through Rockwood, passing a B&O CPL which has since been removed.
Three helper engines make their way from Locus Point west towards the Old Main Line with Baltimore's skyline lit by the afternoon sun.
Taken from Hollin's Ferry Road, this area is fairly hard ... (more)
Early CSX: A southbound coal train eases into Erwin behind three SD50s as a second trick yard crew readies to mount its charge and go to work thrashing cars.
A helper drops downgrade through the curves at Mance after shoving a freight over the Alleghenies.
A pusher shoving hard to get this heavy Cumberland to Buffalo freight up Sandpatch grade through the curves at Mance. It's good to see that manned helpers haven't completely disapeared.
CSX #8513 is used as rear train helper and pushes this intermodal train upgrade into Falls Cut tunnel.
A well-worn pair of work horses sits idle in the cold afternoon sunshine near Tarmac Aggregates as a northbound manifest freight, running opposite main, creeps past.
With a Sand Patch helper on the head end, Q368 descends Sand Patch in a blizzard.