On a day with a sky that looks more like Autumn than Summer, an empty oil train with a pair of BNSF engines races west towards Cumberland.
Routed via the former B&O Sandpatch mainline, a westbound crude oil empty from Philadelphia gallops through downtown Rockwood on its crew run from Cumberland to Connesville.
A pair of CP engines visit the Mid Atlantic exiting the historic tunnel at Harpers Ferry, WV westbound with an empty oil train.
Empty oil train with UP and CP leaders heads west on the Metropolitan Sub towards Cumberland.
UP 5515 leads CSX K059 westbound off the Old Main Line and onto the Metropolitan Subdivision at Point of Rocks, Maryland.
A pair of Western visitors cross a partially frozen Potomac River from Maryland into West Virginia after emerging from the tunnel at Harpers Ferry..
K059 with a foreign leader takes the reroute over the Baltimore Division, seen here at Confluence PA. Note how close the road is to the mainline