The 5711 makes a switching move to get in position for the excursion back to Columbus.
Bennett Levin's beautifully restored PRR E8's speed westbound through Rade Interlocking, just west of Greensburg, PA, at 2:54 PM, July 30, 2004; enroute to Pittsburgh and Dennison, OH for a railro... (more)
All nine cars of the special are visible here as the special turns right onto the former Panhandle Main.
Passengers get a great view of the steel industry as the train passes by a Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel mill.
The Dennison special passes underneath the ex-PRR Panhandle bridge as it enters Steubenville.
5711 makes good time through Stratton as he passes the Sammis powerplant.
Running alongside the Ohio River, the 5711 crosses Yellow Creek as viewed from Rte 7.
The passenger special emits a large cloud of exhaust while throttling up after crossing Upper Dry Run.
With the passenger special adding 3 cars in Pittsburgh, it was possible to get ahead of him here at Beaver on the Cleveland Line.
Running over one hour late, the passenger special approaches Pittsburgh.
The PRR E8 units heading West a few hours behind schedule.
Bennett Levin's restored PRR E-8's pass the worksite in Greensburg, PA while a crane operator assistant gives a friendly wave. The units are enroute to the Dennison Train Festival.
In light fog, westbound 861 led by Bennett Levin's restored E8s meet easbound coal train 801 at Rockville Bridge. Moments later, 801 blocked the view of 861. Canon 10D and 70-200mm lens.
PRR E-8's 5711 and 5809 leads the Flaming Foliage Express at Keating.