My high school’s football stadium was carved into the side of a mountain, and from the home stands, there was a great panorama of a large portion of the Lehigh Valley. I often thought that there... (more)
Bud, who had a spacious cottage at 625 Middle Street in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, had what railfans would consider to be the perfect location. Situated adjacent to ... (more)
Monongahela Super 7-23B 2308 idles near the engine terminal in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. The Monongahela bought eleven of the sixteen factory-rebuilt U23B’s, which were upgraded to late Dash 7/ea... (more)
Taking another train of empties back to the mines, a trio of Monongahela Super 7’s crosses one of several bridges across the south branch of Tenmile Creek, this one as it leaves Waynesburg, Pennsy... (more)
A southbound train of empties passes the Monongahela station at Jefferson, PA. Across the Ten Mile Creek (left and behind the photographer) is the town of Mather, where the Mather Mine, site of th... (more)
Three Monongahela Super 7’s bring a train of empties south through Clarksville, Pennsylvania. The train is passing under the Clarksville Road overpass.
The loader at Fredericktown has been idle for years, possibly since Baldwin switchers and sharks pulled the hoppers that serviced this mine. The Monongahela's newest power approaches with empties ... (more)
If there was a railroad-oriented historical marker in West Brownsville, it would celebrate the countless millions of tons of coal that have travelled over Main Street. Here three Super 7's begin t... (more)
MGA extra 2310 north is travelling up Main Street in West Brownsville. Every train going to or coming from the Monongahela's West Division had to negotiate about 1/2 mile of 10 MPH street running ... (more)
MGA extra 2310 north brings another loaded coal train into West Brownsville. Just ahead is street running before entering the yard.
This is not two trains passing on the Monongahela. Instead, this a train that is being flood loaded at Consolidated Coal Company's Blacksville #2 mine. The power is passing its own caboose as the ... (more)
It's Easter Sunday, and the Monongahela is shut down for the holiday. As a train lays over in Brownsville, the competition in the river is still hard at work.
A fresh crew has picked up a train dropped at South Brownsville the night before, and is delivering it to the yard at West Brownsville.
On its return from dropping off outbound NS interchange cars, the 4094 waits for the 77 to get into the clear.