CSX freights meet
at Sand Patch, Pennsylvania

freight trains passing each other going opposite directions

The small town of Sand Patch, Pennsylvania is the highest point in the Allegheny Mountains for CSX. The line coming west from Cumberland, Maryland climbs to an elevation of 2258 feet above sea level at Sand Patch before descending into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An operator in the red brick building controls switches allowing trains to cross from one track to another as determined by the railroad's train dispatcher.


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