I first noticed this shot during the summer and figured it would be good for a southbound in the fall. On Saturday I made the steep climb to this spot and after a long wait 12N appeared. Unfortu... (more)
There are three towers from three differnet railroads within three miles of each other in Pittsburgh today. PLE's CP3Y Tower and PRR's Beck's Run Tower (above the first autorack) can be seen here... (more)
A detouring 409 paces traffic on parallel Route 837.
It's been a busy day for the 391 crew, which worked the Clairton Branch before taking this trip to Mifflin Jct with a very short train.
Beck tower and Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood can barely be seen through 8147's shimmering exhaust.
Two clean UP units are in charge of wayfreight Q640 just east of Pittsburgh. The vacant land in the background was previously occupied by a tank farm and an old railroad bridge.
Vandals have tagged Becks Run Tower to the point where most of it is now covered in paint. The Pennsy's Beck tower (upper left) has also been vandalized, to a lesser extent.
This section of the Monongahela valley features a bike trail, the CSX main, PA Route 837, and the NS Mon Line - all between the river and hillside! Here, 4843 works east, with a coal train that o... (more)
Traffic comes to a halt on Streets Run Rd. as the AVR 3 passes by.
The steep climb to Whitehall tunnel has AVR 3 smoking a bit, despite there being only five cars in the train.
Amid colorful fall foliage, 2678 works upgrade in the Streets Run Valley.
A pair of Wheeling Geeps creep down the Mifflin Branch, headed for Longview.
Two towers are visible in this photo, former P&LE Becks Run at right, and ex-PRR Beck at the top.
The W&P once hosted through freights between Pittsburgh and Wheeling, but today the AVR local to Washington is all that runs here. The AVR train is about to enter Whitehall Tunnel in this photo f... (more)