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Date: 02/11/19 05:41
Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

With temperatures warming up and the forecast for improving weather, the 7 yr. old and I went trackside.... 

Friday - 08 February 2019

1) We start off the weekend together with Q316-07 eastbound crossing the Potomac River between Bloomington, MD and Beryl, WV.

2) At Keyser, WV the power for B772-08 gets a fill-up, while the Q316-07 waits for their Conductor to rejoin the headend after making their pick up.

3) Q316-07 passing a Track Inspector as they Depart Keyser, WV

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Date: 02/11/19 05:44
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) Q316-07 eastbound at Bull Neck Curve outside Keyser, WV.

2) E737-07 westbound on Track #2 at 21st. Bridge Rd., MD.

3) E737-07 now on the Thomas Sub / Former WM Trackage, at Beryl, WV with empty hoppers for the Mettiki Mine Loadout.

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Date: 02/11/19 05:52
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) Taxi..... Helper set B877-08 (left) brings the crew for T051-05 (right)  down from the Yard Office. The Helper set will return to the west end of the train before they too head up the Thomas Sub but with a loaded drag for the Mt. Storm Power Station.

2) B772-08 returning east on 17-Mile Grade at Bloomington, MD with cars from Grafton, WV.

3) B877-08 brings their train out of the east yard at Keyser, WV. They would stop at the Yard Office to wait for the earlier emptyman to clear the Thomas Sub before they can get track clearance to depart. The B772-08 in the background is shoving their cars onto the Freight Track for Q316 to pick up later.

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Date: 02/11/19 05:56
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

Saturday - 09 Feb 2019

1) Saturday we start off with a pair of BNSF units with CSX train Q016-08 eastbound at North Branch outside Cumberland, MD.

2) P030-09 eastbound at the Valley Street Crossing in Cumberland.

3) A friendly wave from a Brother Firefighter....... P030-09 at Virginia Ave in Cumberland, MD

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Date: 02/11/19 06:04
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) V089-09 westbound passing the Q349-09. The Q349 is having brake "issues" requiring the Car Department  and Conductor isolating each car to locate the issue... all the while they had 2 of the 3 crossings in town blocked.

2) Once Q349 cleared Cumberland, their Helpers followed them out of town. They would tie on just outside of town. Q136-09 passing the Helpers at Valley Street.

3) The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad started running their "Romance on the Rails" trips for the Valentine season. We caught their #502 and train returning at the Helmsetter fram crossing

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Date: 02/11/19 06:07
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) One of the units behind the shops at Cumberland.........

2) Q370-09 eastbound at Rock Cut Road Crossing....

3) Q138-08 arriving in Cumberland, MD.

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Date: 02/11/19 06:11
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

Sunday - 10 February 2019

1) B772-10 westbound running light engines on 17-Mile Grade at Bloomington, MD. They will return later in the evening with 38 cars for the next Q316 to pick up in Keyser.

2) and 3) WMSR Sunday's trip leaving the Ridgeley, WV Shops

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Date: 02/11/19 06:13
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) WMSR GP30 #502 and other equipment at the former Western Maryland Station in Cumberland, MD

2) and 3) Former Circus Car now at the WMSR.

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Date: 02/11/19 06:17
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) P030-10 arriving at Cumberland, MD

2) P030-10 passing the entrance to the "Subway".... basiclly just a under pass from one side of the tracks to the other side of Queen City Drive....

3) P030-10 eastbound at North Branch outside Cumberland.

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Date: 02/11/19 06:20
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) Q348-08 at Virginia Ave in Cumberland, MD..

2) Q372-10 eastbound at North Branch as they depart Cumberland...

3) A little "environmental cooling" ... spotted on Q372.

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Date: 02/11/19 06:25
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

1) Back home  we find the power from Q316-10 working their way down thru the east yard to get their pickup for the day.

2) Power from Q316-10 alongside their pick up at Keyser, WV.

3) Taking the boy back to his mother, our last shot is B772-10 with 38 cars form Grafton waiting at Piedmont, WV for the Q316 to clear up at Keyser.

That's it... Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Tim W.
 








Date: 02/11/19 07:48
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: ClubCar

Thanks Tim as usual for all the fine photos and for keeping us all well informed of what is happening on the old B&O and the old WM.  I did not know that the WM folks purchased one of the Ringling Bros. Circus Cars.  What is it used for as your photo shows it in the train consist?  Also, when did the WM Scenic repaint the GP-30 #501 back into the old paint colors?  The last time anyone put a photo here on T.O. it was in the Red, White, and Black scheme.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 02/11/19 08:08
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

ClubCar Wrote:
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> Thanks Tim as usual for all the fine photos and
> for keeping us all well informed of what is
> happening on the old B&O and the old WM.  I did
> not know that the WM folks purchased one of the
> Ringling Bros. Circus Cars.  What is it used for
> as your photo shows it in the train consist? 
> Also, when did the WM Scenic repaint the GP-30
> #501 back into the old paint colors?  The last
> time anyone put a photo here on T.O. it was in the
> Red, White, and Black scheme.
> John in White Marsh, Maryland

#501 is still in Red, White, Black and waiting for new wheels.... This was #502... We made a point to shoot it over the weekend as rumours are runnig around that the #502 will be coming up For Sale in the near future.... but who knows?



Date: 02/11/19 08:29
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: Theowhitey

Wow. You had a "busy" weekend!  It's a real pleasure looking at photos from someone who understands the operations. And is willing to write about it.
I hope that guy at Baltimore Avenue got his Vette back in the stable before the arrival of the "wintry mix".
-Ted



Date: 02/11/19 11:08
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: ClubCar

DTWilson Wrote:
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> #501 is still in Red, White, Black and waiting for
> new wheels.... This was #502... We made a point to
> shoot it over the weekend as rumours are running
> around that the #502 will be coming up For Sale in
> the near future.... but who knows?
I'm sorry Tim, I'm getting old, I remember now it's the 501 that is Red, White and Black.  Thanks again for the photos and for straightening me out.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 02/11/19 11:43
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: DTWilson

ClubCar Wrote:
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> DTWilson Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > #501 is still in Red, White, Black and waiting
> for
> > new wheels.... This was #502... We made a point
> to
> > shoot it over the weekend as rumours are
> running
> > around that the #502 will be coming up For Sale
> in
> > the near future.... but who knows?
> I'm sorry Tim, I'm getting old, I remember now
> it's the 501 that is Red, White and Black. 
> Thanks again for the photos and for straightening
> me out.
> John in White Marsh, Maryland

That's OK, we'll chalk it up to "It's Monday"

Tim W.
 



Date: 02/11/19 13:27
Re: Had to get out of the House... The weekend 8-10 Feb. 2019
Author: ns1000

Nice shots!!



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