Producer: Green Frog
Locations: Carothers, Stuart, Randolph, Graham tunnels, Magnolia Bridge…
Length: 59 minutes
Source: Steve Neff
This original Baltimore and Ohio line was constructed along the Potomac River. Magnolia Cut-Off is a more efficient route. Completed in 1914. The river line has since been removed. Cut-Off is over 5 miles shorter, than that first route.
Coverage ranges from; Paw Paw to HO Tower at Orleans Cross Road. Shot in 1992.
A DVD-R. Chapter Search. Switchable narration. A map. No additional graphics. Bob Carrera narrates, a well written script. Balance of the audio is enviornmental. High Green Frog standards.
SD 50 8585 exits Carothers Tunnel.
Symbol freight S347. This is a second section. Note the old B&O position signal lights.
Rare General Electric, U-30-C exits Graham tunnel. This is a Military move.
A great scene. Captures the grade and some twisting trackage.
Do yourself a favor. Look at the locomotive lash-ups. Interesting units, are often buried in the rear. A couple of GP30s and a Seaboard System switcher, are in this train.
Three in Chessie paint, lead over Magnolia Bridge. B&O and C&O lettered Chessie System locomotives, are still found in 1992.
At Stuart a gray ghost painted unit. Train is Q375. Heading is Westbound.
The opposite portal at Stuart Tunnel. Train Q376.
Before CSX had the locomotives all wearing yellow painted ends. Train R342.A pair of GP40 units, with a beat up Family Lines GP38.
Amtrak number 30 makes several appearances.
R135. Randolph Tunnel and Potomac River.
Pre-merger paint! B&O with a Family Lines.
The Concrete Wall is an awesome construction fest. CSX locomotives are in a good variety in 1992 here. All 2nd and 3rd generation.
This Chessie engine at a meet, with another CSX freight.
Conrail has some run through power.
Although less on special scenery, the East End is still busy. Nearing the end of the Cut-Off route.
A CSX work train trundles through the small yard at HO Tower. This area begins the conclusion of this program.
Magnolia Cut-Off of the CSX. An excellent visit to this territory! The Videographer gets the highlights. In just under an hour, a highly satisfying look, at one of the most scenic routes in the United States. One of the top programs, in the Green Frog CSX catalog. Do not miss this one!
Rating: 5 Stars