Back from morning switching duties, 431 rests.
The Sling Shot local out of Oleans rolls west with over 70 cars bound for Falconer to swap trains with the local out of Meadville. These jobs normally run on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Alco City, U.S.A! There's a banner in Downtown Meadville proclaiming the town as "Tool City, U.S.A.", but mention this northwest Pennsylvania town to any railfan and you'll get the same res... (more)
WNYP "slingshot", the Olean to Falconer turn, heads West at Vandalia with a 74 car train on a nice fall afternoon.
Two WNYP ALCO's squeeze through the tight confides around Main Street in Cambridge Springs. Not long ago, one could sit around this town all day and watch high priority trailer trains with Erie La... (more)
WNYP OCS-1 heads under the deactivated PRR Position Lights at CP North Eldred.
WNYP ME-2 prepares to hammer the diamonds in downtown Corry, after having just stopped and protected one of the several crossings in town.
Rolling towards Falconer on former Erie track, WNYP 430 and an Alco brother drag a handful of cars east to hand off to the OL-2 job out of Olean.
Two burbling Alco's and a handful of cars pass through Corry and prepare to bang across the diamond with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh railroad.
Three Alco's sit tied down in Meadville yard on a cold and clear December's night. If you look closely you can see the 431 shooting sparks out the stack as it idles away.