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All images made from Foley overlook, Sunday, 10-16-16
First was eastbound PO30, the Capitol Limited, not long after 9a.m.


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The train came downhill almost silently, hardly disturbing the deer grazing near the tracks.

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4 westbounds came within 90 minutes, only the 1st train, a very long manifest had a helper.
This train had almost 20,000 hp on the head end, and was only doing about 15-20mph.


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4400 hp helper on the westbound manifest

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1 more of the helper

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Coal empties, with CSX's Loco #911


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Another view of #911


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Westbound autorack with UP power


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Westbound manifest with abundant power


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one of the longer tangents east of Glencoe, Foley tower stood here until 1972, but was essentially abandoned from the late 1950s after the third main was removed between here and Manila.

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 13th, 2016, 1:41pm »
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Excellent shots! Love the location, quite a bit of color left in the trees for this late in the year.

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 15th, 2016, 6:37pm »
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Here are a few images from Friday, 10/14/16, my 1st day on the mountain.
This is PO30, Amtrak's Capitol Limited, rolling through Hyndman, PA.



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In the afternoon I ventured up to the Philson area, this is about 3 miles from Mance curve.
I got a lengthy westbound with a KCS GE, followed by 2 eastbounds and a single helper.



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Heavy westbound at Philson


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Eastbound autoracks behind #899


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#899 would return Sunday morning with westbound empty autoracks


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Eastbound single stacker


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Veteran GE, returning eastbound to Cumberland, 1 of 2 sets of helpers working that day


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Nice series. Welcome to The Forums.
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