CSX is rapidly replacing all of it’s B&O era color position lights. The interlockings in downtown Baltimore seem to be the next to fall. Carroll has already lost its legendary full installation (with three lights above and below the target), and it looks like the signals around Bailey’s Wye are the next to go. A safetrans “Darth Vader” gantry has been installed next to the bridge at Ridgely St, and it looks like it’s ready to be swung into place any day now. Here, a local out of Locust Point / Riverside is coming under both signals in the late […]
MARC has gotten rid of almost all of their once ubiquitous GP40WH-2s (you know, the things that look like a GP40 fell asleep in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab next to an SD45 and a FP45). That’s why, a few days ago, I was very excited to capture one leading a Baltimore bound train. The lighting was bad (shooting eastbounds in the evening at Bush St is tough), but I’m happy with the way it turned out.
I’ve loved Strasburg since I was a kid. In fact, I can almost directly attribute my current railfan and modeling hobbies to monthly trips there when I was young. The spring is a great time to visit, and here are some photos from my recent trip.
The first CRHS BoD Meeting of the year is a pretty serious affair. It starts early and runs late, but there’s a break for lunch. Instead of just heading to Sheetz, we chased the RJ Corman grain train that had been delivered overnight.