Westbound Q383 exits the west portal of Sand Patch Tunnel.
Westbound freight Q383 follows the Casselman River as it approaches Rockwood, Pa.
The sun pops out as morning westbound Q383 passes thru McKeesport.
Westbound Q383 rolls off the High Grade Line in Confluence behind CSXT 7687 near the end of the pre-ditch light era!
You should see the looks I get in sunny San Diego when I tell people I'm literally counting the down the days until my Navy hitch is over and I can move back to Pittsburgh. Cold, grey and old, but... (more)
Morning westbound Q383 rolls thru McKeesport. The 1905 building in the background was part of US Steel's National Tube Plant.
Westbound Q383 passes some nice color as it rounds Mance Curve on a fall morning.
A pretty beat up YN1 SD40-2 (ex C&O 7467) sans plow, leads a westbound merchandise through Pittsburgh with the sun providing near perfect lighting.
In near white-out conditions, 383 reaches the summit at Sand Patch and passes a helper set and a stopped R137. The weather on this day was constantly changing, intense snowfall at one moment, bri... (more)
383 grinds uphill towards the summit with one of the worst looking Chessie engines of all times leading the way.
The days of GP40s and 30Ms leading freights on CSX seem like a distant memory in today's widecab era.
Chicago-bound 383 charges west with a pair of GEVOs leading the way.
With 12 engines up front, Q383 ducks underneath the OC Bridge, occupied by two NS freights.
After the Homestead Works were demolished in the 90's, Homestead presented a very bleak, barren appearance. This scene is much different today, the station has been restored and development now o... (more)