BNSF 4645 leads CSX Q316 on the eastbound main at Keyser. The CSX locomotive on the engineer's side of 4645 is waiting to help the loaded coal hoppers behind it to the Mt Storm power plant. Note t... (more)
Four GE's, with 767 in front, are parked and waiting for work. The main lines, with east bound on the left are the two that have welded rail. That's the interlocking between the two signal towers.
Poor ol' 303 sits at a road crossing, been there for a time. She sure looks lonely resting in a cold snow, her prime mover gone, rust working on her body. Once she ran these rails proudly.
Ready to pass under the road bridge, and very near the west side of Sand Patch Tunnel, these GE's are working pretty hard. The double stacks are rolling now that all the row is ready for them.
Out of sight is the Keyser Yard's crew shack, and the van on the left has just brought a new crew to the 3034 and sister 966 to haul a train out of sight on a yard track. Everyone but me seemed no... (more)
Only the third day out for 501, she looks great in her new Western Maryland "Circus" colors. Seems to be a favorite of the riders, at least this day! Here she heads for the turntable at ... (more)
734 stands on exhibition, no steam, brought over to Cumberland for "Heritage Days" event. Behind her is caboose 1813, redone in bright red in the older WM paint scheme. Also is Plymouth ... (more)
501 works hard as she shoves 11 passenger cars and one caboose around the top curve at Helmstetter's.
The morning sun bursts on the nose of 289 as the morning mist begins to recede. Before noon, this train will crew up and these locomotives will help shove this coal to the Mt Storm power some 55 m... (more)
Wide open, 8800 horsepower up front, same on rear,
this string of coal struggles up the west slope of Sand Patch, east bound. The color is near peak.
Several CSX locomotives now wear Heritage emblems
on their cabs, here's 3010 with hers.
Very early in the 734's 2005 season, she has fresh paint, smokebox with new graphite, bell and whistle polished, looking good here on the turntable.
It's Sunday morning, and 501 is set to tow 734 and her
train over to Cumberland. The idea is to hold down 734's
smoke in Ridgely, the folks are a complaing.
An early Sunday morning, 734 gets ready. She's just
spent the winter in the shop, now very clean, polished rods, whistle, bell and new graphite on her smoke box.
A pretty sight for the patrons w... (more)
A beautiful day at Helmstetter's Curve.