Sunday, November 23, 2014

Railfanning 11/18/2014

Hi, Friend Dale Diacont and I spent 3 days railfanning in the Washington, DC area.  On the first day we met in Union Bridge, MD hoping to photograph the train to Emory Grove, MD.  Alas, it was not to be as we were told the train would not leave until 5:00 PM, after dark.  However, a crew would run up to the cement plant about 1:00 PM.

Dale suggested we spend the morning on CSX so we headed for Point of Rocks, MD.  It was 25 F with a brisk wind at Point of Rocks.  It was coooooold.

After awhile we could hear a crew in Brunswick ask for permission to come to Point of Rocks to wye their power (above and 3 below).  When the three unit set showed up the lead engine was an SD40.

The trailing unit was an ES44AH.

Shortly after the turned power went west an auto rack train came east and took the Old Main Line to Baltimore.  Based on schedule information I believe this is Q216.

We were back in Union Bridge just in time for us to photograph the train to the cement plant as it approached the east switch for the line up to the plant.

After pulling past the switch the train pushed up to the plant.

We quickly relocated to the top of the grade getting there just in time (above and below).

After about 45 minutes of switching in the plant the train reappeared (above and 2 below).

Our last photos of the day were taken at the west switch to the line up to the cement plant (above and below).  This line to the plant is at the left in the photos.

Thanks for looking.

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