Mar 26, 2015
Nice!! They are both in the lead!!
That is a fantastic shot Hardcoaler!!!!!!
CP B38(Mason City, IA-Savanna, IL) rolls by the Mines Of Spain area south of Dubuque, IA.
IC 3107 third out on M338 at Manchester, IA. The unit was cut off at Dubuque. Both photos taken on February 19, 2020
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A couple of gensets around the Ft Worth area circa 2009ish
Three Cumberland, MD area towers stood when we visited.
Mexico Tower controlled the east end of the large yard at Cumberland. It was closed in July 1996. Still stands the last I heard.
Q Tower at Hyndman, PA was at the base of the eastern slope of Sand Patch. Gone.
SA stood at the summit at Sand Patch, 2258 FT above sea level. Gone.
Three Tunnels running elephant style, run east onto the Palmdale/Colton cutoff, at Palmdale Jct, Palmdale CA
Tennessee Pass ?
Yup. Below the Gilman mine.
Our latest acquisition at the Gulf Coast Chapter NRHS. Ex SP diner 10212.
Cumberland, MD is also the home of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. At the time of one of our visits (2008), the WMSR operated a fine looking LS&I 2-8-0.
Did we have a "rent a wreck" thread?
Not wrecks, but lease power.
Are we generally cleaning? Or trying to remove a bit of paint?
The car collected some graffiti while stored at the Amtrak yard in Beach Grove. We are also removing the Amtrak stripes and logos to be replaced with the original Southern Pacific paint and lettering. I was working on getting the end doors working properly along with other projects inside the car.
The car when it was in route to Texas.
Chessie System power from November 1981 at Cumberland, MD and Sand Patch, PA.
Nice SD40-2's, like the bell placement on those!
Nice 'barn back there! A solid EMD lashup!
Some 25 miles northwest of Cumberland at Meyersdale, PA stood the Western Maryland's Salisbury Viaduct, crossing the B&O main and the Casselman River. Completed in 1912 at 1900 FT in length it remains an imposing sight. It was abandoned in 1975, but its enormous size somehow gave it immunity to quick demolition. It still stands today and is a legal hiking attraction from what I gather. The WM was a highly engineered railroad built with an eye to expansion and the bents under Salisbury were built to allow a second track to be added if needed.
Below Sand Patch Tunnel on the B&O's east slope is Falls Cut Tunnel. October 1994.