U878-09 takes coal east, destined to power up houses and businesses, on this cold (20 degrees F or so) but pleasant and otherwise quite late morning by the C&O Canal, At this location the now dry... (more)
Due to trackwork west of Terra Alta, coal drag U878 rolls east on #1 track at Oakland. At Mountain Lake Park, the eastbound would meet a westbound hopper train and cross back over to the eastboun... (more)
U878's pace has slowed as he nears the summit at Altamont, about 1/10th of a mile ahead. At 2628', Altamont is not only the highest point on the Mountain Sub, it's also the highest point served b... (more)
Oakland is not the highest point on the Mountain Sub, but at 2382' it's one of the highest points on CSX and over 100' higher than Sand Patch. Of course, Oakland is also well known for its train ... (more)
There's not much else going on in Keyser today as an 80 car coal drag slips past the old yard.
A drag enters West Virginia from Maryland, crossing the Potomac's North Branch and the Thomas Sub, visible at lower right.
U878, crosses over the Great Cacapon River, on it's route from Grafton, WV to Baltimore, MD.
Eastbound U878 crossing the Potomac River is about to enter the tunnel at Harpers Ferry. The Shenandoah River ends where you see the 2 stone piers on the left. ------ View from the river looking u... (more)
Westbound empty Robinson Run Turn bound for flood loading at Consol Energy's Consol 95 Mine.