Sand Patch Grade The East Side

Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Visit one of the east's toughest mountain grades and enjoy the heavy trains that CSX puts over it!

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Pay a visit to one of the toughest railroads in the eastern United States, CSX’s old Baltimore & Ohio line over Sand Patch Grade. In this program, you’ll see the line on the east side, from Cumberland, Maryland to Sand Patch, Pennsylvania. Enjoy trains at the Cumberland Narrows, Hyndman, Fairview, Falls Cut Tunnel, Foley, Mance, Sand Patch and much more! We also go a few miles down the west side to see action on that side of the mountain.

If you like contemporary diesel action, then this program is for you. You’ll enjoy plenty of CSX freight action as well a numerous appearances by Amtrak’s “Capitol Limited”. With a twisty climbing mountain railroad, long heavy freights, and shiny passenger trains, you can’t go wrong.

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1 review for Sand Patch Grade The East Side

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    This program features the starting point at Cumberland Maryland with Amtrak’s Westbound Capitol Limited at sunset, and a short visit to the Western Maryland Scenic railroad at the original 1913 Depot and Helmstetter’s curve with the now disassembled Lake Superior and Ishpeming steam engine 734, to the summit of the grade. However as the title goes, it’s main majority is the different CSX freights both eastbound to Cumberland, Grafton, point of rocks, and Baltimore, as well as westbounds to Pittsburgh, Chicago, and many other points. There are also different locations along the way, plus some would wonder what makes both Cumberland and the climb over the east side of the grade one of the best CSX hot spots of the eastern scenery of the USA. This is a must have for any CSX lover or Allegheny mountain tourist to see the steepest grades of the mountainous east.

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