CSXT 833 is a class GE ES44AC-H and  is pictured in Martinsburg, WV, United States.  This was taken along the CUMBERLAND on the CSX Transportation. Photo Copyright: Jon Wright uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/12/2022. This photograph of CSXT 833 was taken on Saturday, September 26, 2020. All Rights Reserved.
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MARTINSBURG STATION

By: Jon Wright


Description

MARTINSBURG STATION - Q372 with a single leader rushes by the Martinsburg, WV Station and Roundhouse Complex on Saturday, Sept 26, 2020. The platform on the east side of track one was just completed and this was a bucket list shot of mine when it was first announced a few years ago. Berkeley Hotel, the brick structure on the left dates to the railroad's arrival in 1842 & saw witness to the destruction of the the adjacent roundhouses by Stonewall Jackson in 1862. The B&O bought the building in 1866, expanded it, and used it as the station, eating house, telegraph office, and hotel. In 1877 the trainmen and enginemen here struck to protest wage cuts, starting the “Great Strike of 1877” nationwide. Railroad and military officials suppressed the strike here, using this building as headquarters.


Railroad

CSX Transportation

Class

GE ES44AC-H

Road Number

CSXT 833

Line/Subdivision

CUMBERLAND

Location

Martinsburg, WV, United States

Date Taken

September 26, 2020

Date Uploaded

November 12, 2022

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Great night shot!

Nice shot, Jon!

Nice even lighting



Description

MARTINSBURG STATION - Q372 with a single leader rushes by the Martinsburg, WV Station and Roundhouse Complex on Saturday, Sept 26, 2020. The platform on the east side of track one was just completed and this was a bucket list shot of mine when it was first announced a few years ago. Berkeley Hotel, the brick structure on the left dates to the railroad's arrival in 1842 & saw witness to the destruction of the the adjacent roundhouses by Stonewall Jackson in 1862. The B&O bought the building in 1866, expanded it, and used it as the station, eating house, telegraph office, and hotel. In 1877 the trainmen and enginemen here struck to protest wage cuts, starting the “Great Strike of 1877” nationwide. Railroad and military officials suppressed the strike here, using this building as headquarters.


Comments (3)

Great night shot!

Nice shot, Jon!

Nice even lighting



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— Jon Wright

Growing up along the B&O Old Main Line in Mt. Airy, MD. My Dad and I would watch the cold storage get switched out on Saturday mornings but it wasn't until after I moved to Martinsburg, WV and took my Son to the station to watch trains that I began filming and photographing CSX and Winchester & Western in 2008. Soon after that I caught the nocturnal bug and began pushing my equipment to its limits doing night photography via either long exposure, off camera flash or both. In 2018 I purchased a drone and have taken photography to new heights!

Photo Blurb

CSXT 833 is a class GE ES44AC-H and is pictured in Martinsburg, WV, United States. This was taken along the CUMBERLAND on the CSX Transportation. Photo Copyright: Jon Wright uploaded to Railroad Gallery on 11/12/2022. This photograph of CSXT 833 was taken on Saturday, September 26, 2020. All Rights Reserved.


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