Once the Pennsy's mainline to Chicago, the Fort Wayne Line is hard-pressed for traffic these days, rarely seeing any daylight movements. Here's a view of a westbound coal load ducking under the i... (more)
CR 8098 leads it's first train through the Beaver valley on the 578.
On a bright sunny afternoon, the Savanna and Atlanta (1065) pushes through Canton, Ohio leading on NS 578. 578 was underpowered but still making her way.
The Southern heritage engine shoves train 578 East across Coopers trestle in the late evening light of June 9th, 2012 Photo taken with permission
The Conrail Heritage unit's first revenue train NS 578 rolls through Canton.
Couldn't ask for a nicer day to chase the first revenue trip of the 8098. The engineer has the 578 up to track speed as it nears Enon Valley.
On it's first revenue trip 8098 leads 5 other AC engines up hill under the 376 overpass.
Conrail Heritage spreads the wealth with a nice coating of coal dust across Ohio.
Heritage unit 8098 heads West through the cut at Wooster!
The famed Conrail Heritage unit is on the point of loaded coal train 578 as it soars over the Tuscarawas River in Massillon, quickly approaching CP Mace.
On the point of 578 - the Conrail Heritage unit's first revenue train roars over Apple Creek on the south side of Wooster.
Storms build to the east as NS 578 pounds the Wheeling & Lake Erie Diamond at CP WANDLE in Canton and rolling under the PRR position lights that guard the diamonds.
NS 578 throttles out of the dip west of Naylor Ohio as a eastbound stack train kicks up the coal dust off of the loaded train.
"NS 578 Medium Clear CP Rochester" comes over the radio as NS 8098 starts to pull west out out of Rochester as it leads its first train and makes it's first revenue mile.