MP213
West of Keystone crossing the main swings north and passes under the old Western Maryland Railway's Keystone Viaduct. The bridge is a monstrous structure that has been a popular photo prop for decades. Just imagine railfanning here during the peak years of traffic for the WM and the B&O. What a hot spot this would have been! If only I had.......
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The standard photo spot for Keystone Viaduct and CSX trains is always from the west side on the rock outcroppings. Westbounds or eastbounds with pushers will do and the afternoon light will usually work in both directions from the same spot. Here the trains curve past milepost 213 as the descend the steepest potion of the west slope of Sand Patch Grade.
An eastbound climbs through the s-curve at MP213 as it heads towards Keystone Viaduct. This shot is nicely lit by afternoon sun, most of the year.
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