We start off in January where I was left with some time to kill while a friend rode his horse. Fortunately he was riding next to the former B&O Old Main Line and I had enough time to run down and catch some CSX action. The OML is popular with coal trains headed to/from the Port of Baltimore and Hazmats bypassing DC.
Here in the first video a pair of CSX AC4400's #135 and #44 lead an eastbound coal train past the Milepost 36 automatic signal with ES44AH #727 and AC4400 #491 helping on the rear.
Still photo of #727 and #491 helping on the rear.
A few minutes later a westbound train of empties appeared with CSX AC4400's #6 and #373 leading.
Video of that train as well.
During a trip over President's Weekend I stopped by DAVIS interlocking in Newark, DE and got this photo of a southbound Regional headed by Amtrak HHP-8 #653.
Over by the new Newark station a short NS freight was preparing to head out of the old Chrysler Yard with NS C40-10W #7557 providing the power.
It wasn't long before it pulled past the ADA platform and I got a video of it taking the Restricting signal at DAVIS before pulling onto the Del-Mar-Va secondary.
NS SD60M #6806 hung back coupled to a crude oil train in the yard.
I said this was going to be a bit random so here is an evening shot of MARC HHP-8 #4915 on track #5 at Baltimore's Penn Station.
Same train with one of the dwarf position lights used in non-signal territory.
Ran into a guy with an Ari 16 motion picture. Eat your heart out Phil Nasidowski :-)
He was also equipped with a vintage large format Crown Graphic still camera.
Back to Penn Station here is Amtrak AEM-7 #924 arriving with a southbound Regional 131.
A few days later I encountered Northbound Regional 172 with new ASC-86 #600.
While Amtrak Crescent Train 19 pulled in with AEM-7 #914.
Well that about covers it. Tune in next time for what will probably be something with classic photos.