In the late afternoon Union's 76 crew battles heavy shadows as it works up hill towards the Dravosburg tunnel and US Steels Irvin Works with a loaded slab train from ET.
76 crew, the slab train shoves up the low grade to head for USS Irvin works. In the background the massive Westinghouse Bridge crosses the valley 240' above the valley floor.
In the late afternoon sand flies and exhaust pours out of 5 MP15's grind up hill with a loaded coke train from Clairton for the Port Perry and Dexter Yards as it nears the Dravosburg tunnel. The s... (more)
URR 11 and 18 are strung out through the Below yard and onto the Keystone as they slowly pull a cut of CSX cars through the loadout at the coal docks. The silver boxes on the front of the 11 are a... (more)
Coke loads from Clairton to the blast furnaces at Edgar Thomson pop out of the 1919 built tunnel at Dravosburg in the midst of a thunderstorm.
The night turn coke train pulls into Clairton with an empty train of coke cars from the CSX and from the ET plant in Braddock and passes the massive Mammoet crane that is working on the new coke b... (more)
The second to last time I would ever be in the coke works we find four of the Union's 24 MP15's bringing in a string of empty CSX and Union coke cars to be loaded at the plant for various US Steel... (more)
Back in the days when the MRS still hauled beer in RBL boxcars out of the St. Louis brewery.The #251 handles a single load from the underground facility where the beer was loaded.
Union RR 14 and URR 21 MP15DC handling interchange traffic with NS at Kenny Yard.
The second turn 66 crew is doubled up and ready to depart the Coke mill with its daily run to ET and to the CSX. A massive thunderstorm builds to the east behind the power.
50 crew rolls to a stop after taking empties up to North Bessemer, they will get a recrew here at the shops. URR 29 takes a spin on the turntable and will replace one of the four MP's on 50 crew.
Burlington Northern MP15DC #1000 sits on the Shop Lead. #1000 was built March 1975 as Frisco (SLSF) #361. Unit later became BN #4000 and later Burlington Northern Santa Fe #3700
This paint job even looked good on buttheads.
A pair of Union Railroad MP15DC's smoke up the joint as they drag a set of cars in the yard at Duquesne.