Two coal trains are side by side at South Side in Pittsburgh on Conrail's Mon Line.
Big Blue in all its glory! Armed with a Conrail release and photo permit, I was able to get into a great position on a grubby morning in 1989 for a shot on Horseshoe Curve. This is a westbound int... (more)
An empty hopper train traverses the deep cut at EVE just west (railroad south) of Waynesburg. The train is destined to the Federal #2 facility for loading. Once loaded, it will become UEK-504.
A pair of 80 MACs lead a coal train approaching the summit of the ex-MGA's Manor Branch.
A trio of SD40-2s lead coal loads (UAD-51A) northbound approaching the summit of the Manor Branch on the ex-MGA.
A three unit "Bailey Helper", including an ex-MGA unit (Conrail 2040), has just crested the summit of the ex-MGA's Manor Branch and now provides braking power to hold the loads in check.... (more)
A three unit "Bailey Helper", including an ex-MGA unit (Conrail 2037), has just crested the summit of the ex-MGA's Manor Branch. The helpers will stay attached for about three miles to u... (more)
A northbound train crosses Mantua Creek at Paulsboro on an A-frame bridge built in 1917. Already considered ancient at the time of this photo, it would be in service for almost two more decades an... (more)
Dad, what's Conrail?
From a vantage point high above Horseshoe Curve, a westbound empty hopper train approaches Kittanning Point.
An eastbound coal drag slowly plunges into the darkness at the west portal of New Portage Tunnel.
An eastbound coal drag, UBT-146, destined to Baltimore, passes westbound OIPI-9 (Oak Island, NJ - Conway, PA) between Ardara and Larimer.