“Don’t Judge a Book…” “WM”/MMID 97A (ex-MILW 97A), attired in Western Maryland speed lettering, rests at the Union Bridge shops on a Sunday in mid-October, 1985. Despite its... (more)
“Prodigal Son”UBHF brings 55 empty cement hoppers destined for the Lehigh plant in Union Bridge east through Middleburg. Today’s power includes a new addition to the Maryland Midl... (more)
After exchanging cars with CSX in Highfield, four of Maryland Midland’s SD40-2s, each shrouded in an SD45 carbody, bring a short UBHF east, past the historic–yet well-maintained–Simps... (more)
“Hold Your Horses”MMID 3449 leads UBHF, with 40 Lehigh cement loads–west, out of the Monocacy River valley and through the farmland just east of Rocky Ridge proper. Three SD40-2more)
“Gettin' Stoned”With 26 stone loads destined for Barrick’s Finksburg Terminal, Maryland Midland’s UBST rolls northbound through New Midway, past the landmark Kramer’s Piano Sh... (more)
“Take This Job…”A shoving platform, CSXT 900077, which is a former N&W class C-31 caboose (NW 518500), is used to protect the extensive reverse move made by CSX’s “Letterkenny... (more)
“Homeward Bound”CSX’s “Letterkenny Local” (Hagerstown-Culbertson turn), is headed home after interchanging with the Pennsylvania & Southern Railway at the Cumberland Valley Bu... (more)
“Mason and Dixon”NS 203, the Rutherford, PA–Atlanta, GA intermodal, led by NS SD70ACC 1826, blasts by the PA/MD state line at HW 68.2 on the Lurgan District.
“Tie on the Old Feedbag”Maryland Midland’s UBHF, still operating on its winter schedule despite the calendar, heads west with 20 cement loads through Detour, Maryland. At 17:18, i... (more)
EBT M-7, a GE 50/55-tonner purchased from Algoma Steel in 1993, was pressed into excursion service during East Broad Top’s 60th Anniversary (of the start of tourist service) Celebration on Augus... (more)
AMTK 145, in Phase III livery, brings the westbound Pennsylvanian past Leaman Place, in advance of its scheduled stop at Lancaster. The Phase III paint was applied for the 40th anniversary ... (more)
A pair of GEs has these export coal loads well in hand as they exit Casners Curve, along the Juniata River between Mifflin and Port Royal, PA. NS Y90 is destined for the Port of Baltimore.
There remains a fair amount of coal moving across the former PRR Middle Division, but most of it is for export. Witness this Y91 (an extra 591), coal empties out of the Port of Baltimore, westboun... (more)
“Riderless Horse”Maybe you know it as “Mexico”, or “Tuscarora”, or “SIP 148.7”, or “Book’s Century Farm”, or “Book’s Crossing”, or simply “Book’s”. But... (more)
Attired in Phase VI livery, one of Amtrak’s 50th anniversary commemorative schemes, AMTK 108 brings the eastbound Pennsylvanian (Amtrak 42) out of Casners Curve at milepost PT 152.7, abou... (more)