Q217 gets underway after a quick crew change at Hamilton.
CSX 7834 and CSX 701 (since renumbered to 4501) lead CSX autorack train Q217 over an icy Potomac River by Harpers Ferry following a dusting of snow.
Patches of ice and snow from the previous storm over 2 weeks earlier dumped about a foot and half of the white stuff dots the landscape in the shadows of the tall hills and trees. It's March 1st, ... (more)
Q217 comes out of the tunnel and past the Harpers Ferry station with a lot of snow coming down on the train. Also the snow came down the people who we're getting the photo of the train today.
Two CSX SD50s shove hard on the rear of Q217 at Glencoe, PA on Oct. 14, 2000.
CSX automotive train Q217 climbs up Sand Patch Grade west of Glencoe, PA on Oct. 14, 2000.
Westbound CSX Q217 curves through the cut leading into Stuart Tunnel at Hansrote, WV on April 29, 2000.
Westbound CSX Q217 rounds the curve between Grasshopper and Ambrose, WV on Oct. 31, 1998.
With the summit within reach, westbound CSX Q217 crawls through Manila, PA on Jan. 11, 1997.
Autoracks head west in late afternoon light while K999, the rock train, waits its turn to head west to Harpers Ferry onto the Shenandoah Sub.
Westbound CSX automotive train Q217 passes the CPL signals at Hansrote, WV on June 28, 2003, led by former SD80MAC No. 808, still in Conrail colors.
Only a few weeks old CP 8817 gets a workout on foreign rails but feels and looks like home in the fresh snow on Sandpatch at Fairhope