Hi, I went out on Sunday with friend Marc Laborde and his son Anthony. As I was unsure of traffic levels that day we headed for Shenandoah Junction, WV where we could shoot both CSX's former B&O east west route and NS's former N&W Shenandoah Valley line.
We were unpleasantly surprised when we arrived at Shenandoah Junction to find a crew with heavy equipment on the track working on the NS line. However, shortly after we arrived a ballast train went east on CSX at about 10:00 AM.
When we got to Vardo Yard in Hagerstown I went into the yard office to try to get some information. Although the yard clerk was cool, he did tell me that the train sitting outside, which turned out to be #37Q, was called for 12:30 PM and that #11R would depart at 1:30 PM. While we were there we had the opportunity to photograph this high hood SD-40 switching the yard. #37Q is sitting to the right on yard air.
10 years ago