Orange Crushed: A now scrapped B&P 454 along with a sister SD45 leads BTNC across the now closed Waterfront Rd. grade crossing in Franklin Township, Beaver County, PA.
Internally a SD40-3, but still sporting a SD45 carbody, this former SP unit leads an afternoon BTNC.
The remains of National Tube are seen in the background on this rare afternoon westbound run on the P&W Sub.
The early morning sun burns through the clouds and fog as the daily B&P train from New Castle runs east over this former B&O line.
A loaded coal train pops out of the ex-B&O Ellwood Tunnel.
BTNC rolls across the massive bridge over the Connoquenessing River in Ellwood City as the train heads back to Butler.
3331 and 451 lead the BTNC back to Butler with a decent sized train in tow.
Steam finally returns to the B&O!! BTNC screams through Ellwood City with around 120 cars as the 3302 does it's best impression of a steam engine.
BPRR 458 and 302, still in the tunnel, lead the BTNC out of Ellwood Tunnel and across Connoquenessing creek.
B&P veteran 459 is teamed up with freshly rebuilt SD40-3s 3064 and 3331. The 3064 is former BPRR 460, and the 3331 is of CN heritage.
An extra BTNC with some of the B&P's roughest power runs light to New Castle to pick up empty gons for AK Steel.