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Black Fork Gorge

By | July 7, 2021

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Steam locomotives on a coal train rounding a curve on a hillside

Steam locomotives on a coal train rounding a curve on a hillside

Black Fork Gorge

Seven Western Maryland 2-8-0s — two up front, three at midtrain, and two ahead of the caboose — urge a 78-car eastbound train up the twisting grade through the Black Fork Gorge toward Thomas, W.Va. Edward Theisinger photo

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  1. I remember seeing lots of the red hoppers (ahead of the helpers) in the Chessie era mixed in with black C&O and B&O hoppers. By then they were faded to an orange or rust color like the ones behind the helpers, but they still stood out. It’s neat to see their original color.

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