BACK Yoder
At Yoder, we find our Salisbury coal drag again. The power has already run around, and the train is waiting on the siding for an available pusher to help the it over the summit to head for Cumberland. Roaring east on the number two main is Q376, with a GE C-30-7 at the helm. The B-boat on the point of our coal drag was also seen on the head end of the eastbound approaching Keystone Viaduct on an earlier page. The GE is an ex-Clinchfield unit wearing the Family Lines paint scheme with a CSX nosejob.

This area was once home to a coaling tower and watering station in the steam era. Trains would top off their supplies before making the run for the steep grade ahead. Yoder sometimes served as a helper station too, for the final section of the eastbound grade.

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