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Along the Potomac No.2 - The Railroad Bridges at Harpers Ferry

Along the Potomac No.2 - The Railroad Bridges at Harpers Ferry

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Along the Potomac No.2 - The Railroad Bridges at Harpers Ferry

The late afternoon sun of this early July day creates a tranquil mood as it contra-lights the
trees and ground vegetation along the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Here, two railroad lines of the CSX converge (*) to cross the Potomac into Maryland. The truss bridge carries the Winchester (Virginia) branch, a freight-only operation, while the span at top of photo carries the high-speed mainline in the direction of Cumberland, Maryland and points west. That line serves high-speed freight traffic as well as passenger trains of Amtrak (the Washington-to-Chicago Capitol Limited) and the MARC commuter trains of the Brunswick Line.

©2021 Steve Ember
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Convergence, Harpers Ferry
Convergence, Harpers Ferry
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Along the Potomac No.1 - Beneath the Railroad Bridge, Harpers Ferry
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