Heading back to Hagerstown
The H34 waits in the north end of Vardo yard after experiencing mechanical problems. These highhood SD40-2 are probably my favorite NS engines.
NS H34 departs CP Ship after a lengthy 227 passes him. See EXIF data for shot details.
NS local H34 works at the Cumberland Valley Co-op with classic highhood power
Another ex-CR brings up the rear of the H34 through the quiet town of Milnor. Milnor is simply a couple of houses and a mill south of Greencastle.
A ex-CR unit leads a local northward out of Hagerstown. White Tail Ski Resort is visible on the other side of this valley full of Mennonite farms.
Engineer Steve Johnson takes a CSX coal train north onto NS rails. It is very rare to see a running meet north of the signal bridge (where 4 tracks turn into 1 track) as a CSX train and the NS H3... (more)
H34 uses the crossover on the heels of the 211. Note how he is a push/pull. This area, essentially yard trackage as freights use it to double cars out of the yard, used to have 2 grade crossing... (more)
After meeting the 203, H34 glides north.
NS local glides into Chambersburg past a signal added in 2000 when CSX acquired trackage rights over the line.
34 Crew brings the local up to the Cumberland Valley Co-Op. Canon EOS 10D w/ 300mm F/4L IS lens. 1/320 sec. @ F/8.
H34's power idles for the weekend in front of the yard.
H34's currently-leading motor exits Wenger's Feed as the trailing CR Blue GP40-2 idles on the main. Canon EOS 10D w/ 300mm F/4L IS lens. 1/320 sec. @ F/7.1.
H34's main power heads back up to the main after finishing his work. Canon EOS 10D w/ 70-200mm F/4L lens. 1/500 sec. @ F/8.
34 Crew notches out of the Borough and past CV Co-Op. In the background is Wengers. Canon EOS 10D w/ 70-200mm F/4L lens. 1/320 sec. @ F/6.3.