CSX train Q24912 climbs up the east slope of the famous Sand Patch grade. Having spent many a day in the late 1980s shooting along the famous Sand Patch grade on CSX's former B&O mainline, it was good to be back on familiar ground in early 2001. Just as Mark Hemphill was my tour guide through Utah, I was privileged to host Kevin Keefe on his first up-close visit to Sand Patch. C40-8W 7684 led train Q24912 toward Manila interlocking and the summit of the Alleghenies.
Time and Date: 9:47 AM, Saturday, January 13, 2001
Manila, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Approximate Latitude: 39° 49′ 17″ N   (39.82156° )
Approximate Longitude: 78° 56′ 57″ W   (-78.94934° )
 
Railroad: CSX Transportation [CSX ]
Subdivision: Keystone Approximate Milepost: 209.1
 
Camera: Canon EOS-10S; slide film
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