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Date: 06/21/22 09:54
Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

Trains....
C788-14 (200 loads, 3+3 DP) eastbound at Pinto, MD. These 200 car monsters come east as two separate 100 car drags with power set up in 2+1 configuration. At Keyser,WV the DP units are re-positioned and the two trains are combined into a single train for the remainder of their trip.


 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/22 10:06 by DTWilson.








Date: 06/21/22 10:01
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

E750-14 (200 empty Hoppers, 6 units) westbound at Bowling Green, MD. passing the C788-14 waiting their turn into the Cumberland, MD Terminal.

Due to a recent derailment, these large trains are split before going west over the mountains. At Keyser, they will be split into two separate 100 car trains with 3 units each.

The second crew either rides the power out of Cumberland to Keyser or will take a taxi from the caller's to Keyser.

T Wilson 






Date: 06/21/22 10:04
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

Planes .....

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), in conjunction with the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation (DAMF), brought a Warbird Showcase to the Cumberland MD Airport Saturday and Sunday, the 18 & 19 June.

TWilson








Date: 06/21/22 10:05
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

More Planes ....

TWilson








Date: 06/21/22 10:09
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

One more for the Planes ....

2) #1309 at the Cumberland, MD station. The speeder is used to haul the Rail Bikes back to Frostburg after the Steam Train has departed west.

3) The "Frostburg Flyer" westbound at City Junction in Cumberland, MD

Tim W.

 








Date: 06/21/22 10:13
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

1) #1309 passing some of the photo freight hoppers at City Junction in Cumberland, MD.

2) Amtrak train #30, aka P030-18 passing I016 ?? at the "Bud Board" in the Narrows at Cumberland, MD

3) Another Monster... E750-16 passing M316-14 at Keyser, WV.

Tim W.
 








Date: 06/21/22 10:16
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

1) M316-14 eastbound at Pinto, MD

2) M317-17 westbound at Dawson, MD. They would make a 44 car tonnage reduction set out before continuing west over the mountains.

3) M317-17 in the plant at Keyser, WV making their set out.

Thanks for taking your time to have a look.

Tim W.


 








Date: 06/21/22 10:29
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: Gonut1

Tim,
Thank you for taking the time to collect so many interesting images and posting them. I caught one of those 200 car coal loads going past the Shenandoah Jct Cam. They block the road crossing for a substantial amount of time. but then again the NS daily monster through our town often runs 175-200 cars and does the same.
Go



Date: 06/21/22 11:42
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: ClubCar

Thank you Tim as always for your coverage of the Cumberland area on the former B&O Railroad.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 06/21/22 12:14
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: globalethanol

Just curious DT, where was the empty train derailment?

tom

DTWilson Wrote:
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> Due to a recent derailment, these large trains are
> split before going west over the mountains. At
> Keyser, they will be split into two separate 100
> car trains with 3 units each.

>
> T Wilson 



Date: 06/21/22 14:17
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

globalethanol Wrote:
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> Just curious DT, where was the empty train
> derailment?
>
> tom

Tom,

Above Bloomington, MD on 17-Mile Grade between Warnicks Curve and Crab-tree Crossing westbound. 10 empty hoppers took a string line off the tracks in a curve when the DP units "Shutdown" and the head-end kept on the pull. I've also heard a version that Trip Optimizer was to blame.

Tim W.
 



Date: 06/21/22 14:48
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: MacBeau

That was a nice show, thank you.
—Mac



Date: 06/21/22 16:00
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: jmbreitigan

Very nice coverage. I enjoyed the train & airplane photos. The aircraft in photo #6 is a Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber.The other Aircraft is a B-25 Mitchell bomber.
John



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Date: 06/21/22 17:56
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: NiagaraMike

Very nice series !



Date: 06/21/22 18:01
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: chakk

jmbreitigan Wrote:
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> Very nice coverage. I enjoyed the train & airplane
> photos. The aircraft in photo #6 is a Grumman TBF
> Avenger torpedo bomber.The other Aircraft is a
> B-25 Mitchell bomber.
> John

B-25 was the bomber type that took off from the aircraft carrier Hornet in April 0f 1942 and flew 600 miles to bomb Tokyo and other Japanese cities.



Date: 06/22/22 13:44
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: ns1000

Great stuff..!!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 06/23/22 11:47
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: wyeth

DTWilson Wrote:
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> Trains....
> C788-14 (200 loads, 3+3 DP) eastbound at Pinto,
> MD. These 200 car monsters come east as two
> separate 100 car drags with power set up in 2+1
> configuration. At Keyser,WV the DP units are
> re-positioned and the two trains are combined into
> a single train for the remainder of their trip.

Is this one crew that makes the entire run from Grafton to Cumberland, but also has to stop along the way to put these trains together (including combining power and DPU placement), or even have to wait for the second section to catch up at Keyser?  I'm not familiar with this territory, but it seems like these trains would die a lot on hours of service before making the end of their runs.  Almost like the entire mainline between Grafton and Cumberland is one big yard, trains splitting/combining/setting out/picking up all over the place.



Date: 06/23/22 19:26
Re: Trains & Planes .... Cumberland, MD - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

wyeth Wrote:

>
> Is this one crew that makes the entire run from
> Grafton to Cumberland, but also has to stop along
> the way to put these trains together (including
> combining power and DPU placement), or even have
> to wait for the second section to catch up at
> Keyser?  I'm not familiar with this territory,
> but it seems like these trains would die a lot on
> hours of service before making the end of their
> runs.  Almost like the entire mainline between
> Grafton and Cumberland is one big yard, trains
> splitting/combining/setting out/picking up all
> over the place.

The crew district is Grafton, WV to Cumberland, MD. for "normal" traffic.
With the doubled trains, the 1st. section will arrive at Keyser, WV and the crew will move their DP unit from 50 cars deep to the headend of their train and then tie their train down usually on main #2 west of the EAS at Keyser. That crew will taxi to Cumberland to mark off.
The 2nd section will arrive on main #1 and re-position their DP unit from the middle of their train to their headend, then they will double their train to the 1st. section and take the combined train east to the Cumberland, MD terminal. 
It can take crews 90 minutes or more to re-position their DP unit and double up the trains.
Re-crews are common.... Hearing a C999 or C998 are a indication that a train has been re-crewed or rescued ......

Tim W.

 



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