Second WinterThe first day of spring 2018 was, ironically, met with a rather heavy snowstorm. I sort of imagine the conversation between Nature and the Seasons being much like the '... (more)
Across the ValleyThe Railroader's Memorial Museum cut the trees and brush clear about 2 years back, and what a difference does it make. Prior to deforestation, this view of the tail... (more)
Back on the Road to RikerAfter working North Clarion Yard (left out of frame) and swapping crews with the northbound RISI, the southbound road train from Salamanca, NY gets underway... (more)
The Buffalo & Pittsburgh's daily southbound road train (Salamanca, NY - Riker (Punxsutawney), PA) eases over the trestle in Johnsonburg after swapping crews with the n... (more)
Duct Tape Can't Fix Everything...
...despite popular belief. Though the talented shop force at Juniata probably can fix anything. NS 4001, the AC44C6M that was involved in the 59... (more)
Snow Squall Shifting
Norfolk Southern keeps a couple of ex-Reading SW1001s on the roster, at least two of which hang around Altoona for use as the shop goat. Here we find the regul... (more)
A Bumblebee in the Fog and the RainA westbound autorack train climbs the mountain with a little Reading Company on the head end. The PRR and Reading weren't the best of friends, tho... (more)
When it rains...The weather finally decided to rain on our Parade near the end of a Lerro Productions Charter. No sooner than did it pour on this runby did the rain stop entirely.
Lights in the TwilightAn eastbound stack train, a westbound manifest, and an impatient motorist leave streaks in the twilight at Fostoria, PA. The center PRR Position light ... (more)
Slowing DownThe B&P's coal haul leaves downtown and heads towards the IUP campus. At this point, the train has slowed down as there's only a couple more miles left on the journey.
Four Rode TogetherA four unit EMD lashup, with its loads of coal stretched clean out of the borough limits, rides into the Philadelphia Street crossing in downtown Indiana, Pennsylv... (more)
It's a Wonderful Town...The Buffalo & Pittsburgh's unit coal train trundles past the former B&O freight station in downtown Indiana, PA. Indiana, like many small towns in west-centr... (more)
Ernest WorkAbout a mile and a half from Creekside, the railroad veers away from PA 110 just southeast of Ernest, PA. From here, the railroad follows a back road into Indiana, PA. Th... (more)
Welcome to CreeksideThe Buffalo & Pittsburgh (a G&W subsidiary) drags a non-interchange unit coal train through Creekside, PA. I'm not entirely sure, but I believe this train is loa... (more)
Bring it On HomeThe Buffalo & Pittsburgh operates a trunk-and-branch railroad mostly made up of former Baltimore & Ohio (Buffalo, Rochester, & Pittsburgh) track. While the trackage ... (more)