Keystone Viaduct/B195.5









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William Price has caught WM Challenger 1211 passing the semophore at the east end of the Keystone Viaduct. I photographed the same signal base and battery celler much much later in November 2004.

Early photo west at the Keystone Viaduct taken by Clayton Walker.

West and East vies on the Keystone Viaduct on 7-30-1917. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photos)

Looking west onto the Keystone Viaduct. The viaduct has recently been completed for the Allegheny Highlands Trail. (November 2004)


Another early photo of the Keystone Viaduct taken from the nearby hillside. (unknown photographer)

A 2-10-0 Decapod pulls a train up the grade to Deal. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)

Looking down on the road from the viaduct. The road had been washed away in certain sections. The local traffic is being detoured up alongside the CSX tracks. In the second photo you can see the new bridge span that was the replacement after removal of the bridge piers and 3 girder sections. It doesn't appear to be able to hold much weight. It's a shame it was replaced. (November 2004)

Double headed 2-6-6-4 Challengers pull an obviously heavy train up the grade. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)

A CSX train passes under the Western Maryalnd's Keystone Viaduct in November 2004. The train is lead by a BNSF widecab with a Santa Fe and a CSX unit trailing.

Looking west from the viaduct into the rocky cut leading away from Keystone Viaduct towards Glade City. The second photo is from the same location looking east onto the bridge. Both photos were taken on August 29, 1996. At this time no trail was planned here and the bridge is still the same as when it was abandoned. Today the crossties have been removed and a concrete deck was poured to open the bridge as part of the Allegheny Highlands Trail.

Here's an old construction photo of the thru-truss section being assembled on site overtop the B&O RR. (Thanks to Jim Coshun for photo)

Looking east at the Keystone Viaduct in November 2004 after it has been redecked in concrete.

Looking east from the cut towards the bridge while tracks were still down. The tracks went to Blue Lick Mine. (Eric Ziegler photo)




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