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Eastern Railroad Discussion > Two Trains in One, K677-18 around Cumberland, MD - 26 June 2020


Date: 06/26/20 17:20
Two Trains in One, K677-18 around Cumberland, MD - 26 June 2020
Author: DTWilson

A heads up on Facebook informed us that K677-18 was westbound at Hancock, MD.... so the boy and I load up for the 20 mile drive from our house near Keyser, WV  for Cumberland, MD.

1) We arrive at the "Blue Room" in Cumberland as K677 calls the signal at Mexico Farms... Expecting to see tankers, I was surprised to see the covered hoppers at the headend of the train.

2) Two CN units and three BNSF units ... we assume CSX combined the empty G089 train with the empty tank cars from K676 and sent the whole mess west as a single train.

3) The point where the grains cars end and the tank cars begin.

... More to Follow ...








Date: 06/26/20 17:23
Re: Two Trains in One, K677-18 around Cumberland, MD - 26 June 20
Author: DTWilson

1) Departing westbound near the Valley Rd. crossing in Cumberland, MD.

2) and 3) westbound at Cooks Mill, PA.

Thanks for taking a look.

Tim W. 








Date: 06/26/20 18:32
Re: Two Trains in One, K677-18 around Cumberland, MD - 26 June 20
Author: Darthsimpletext

i like the idea that the CN units are like head end helpers

nick



Date: 06/27/20 10:29
Re: Two Trains in One, K677-18 around Cumberland, MD - 26 June 20
Author: cinder

The tank cars were placarded "1987"  which I believe is ethanol (empty going west).



Date: 06/27/20 19:04
Re: Two Trains in One, K677-18 around Cumberland, MD - 26 June 20
Author: Tominde

They've just accumulated a lot of buffer cars and decided to return them. ;>)



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