A dream come true in Bessemer land. For the past week or so, most of the remaining BLE SD38 fleet has been combining forces to power mainline ore trains. Replaced as the road power of choice a dec... (more)
Just another angle to prove how Pittsburgh has earned its nickname as 'The City of Bridges.'
My pick for the best angle in Chicagoland.
Electro Motive Diesel's SD40T-3 and International Harvester's 656 Hydro. Different technologies, both work horses and most likely built within a three hour drive of each other.
A feat that is considerable rare in this day of mega mergers and regional spin offs; BLE 908 utilizes a bridge built by the BLE 90 years ago to haul the same traffic to and from the Pittsburgh are... (more)
BTNC slows to a walking pace as it receives permission to enter the Butler Sub
922 will be celebrating its 60th birthday this year, but chances are this funky wooden bridge still has a few years on the GP18.
One of two WLE tunnelmotors and a GP35 burn out the cob webs upon start up as they prepare to eventually give a Connelsville bound ore train a push
I've heard train crews say if you do this job long enough you inevitably will hit somebody. I guess the same logic can be applied to railfanning. From what I gathered from the scanner chatter, the... (more)
Its uncommon to find trackage this complex anywhere nowadays, let alone on an all switcher shortline! The Coke train is always wyed at J Interlocking to allow the units to push into USS Edgar Thom... (more)
Just about every paint scheme on the Union is represented on today's Coke train, even a new "Accidents Just Don't Happen" decal on 17.
This shot is in memory of John Ryan, who was not able to out run me up the bridge to get this shot even though he suggested we stop here in the first place.
AVR 1 is seen here passing below the approximate location of the Pittsburgh Railroad Scanner feed that allowed me to be lazy and sit on my computer until the last possible moment to get this shot.... (more)
The west side of Collinwood Yard shows its New York Central heritage in this picture. Q365 slides past long closed QD Tower and under a dead NYC signal bridge.
Elephant style 40s lead the way west past US Steel's Edgar Thompson Works. Note the hot metal train picking up speed for the ramp to the caster mill about ten cars back from 389's power.