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Racing the Sunset on the former B&O

posted Oct 1, 2017, 8:44 PM by James Lilly

One of our youngest members, Mason, 13, went railfanning and camping trackside just east of Orleans, West Virginia on September 25, 2017 along the former B&O Railroad (now CSX).  He was listening to the scanner when he and his father heard that was P029 westbound (Amtrak No. 29 The Capitol Limited) at Turkey Foot signal. Mason reports soon after he heard the roar a CSX freight off to the east, so they set up for a shot of something.... and waited. Around the bend from Turkey Foot towards Orleans came the freight on the far track, and then the gleam of a second headlight. Just as the trains got to to their location, the Capitol Limited passed the CSX freight. 

Here is Mason's photo.