The sound of two SD60M's echoes off the hills outside of Evans City, Pennsylvania as the Buffalo & Pittsburgh's NCRI grinds its way upgrade with 130 coal loads in tow.
Led by WCOR 307 (ex-QNSL) and BPRR 3396 (ex-UP), the Buffalo & Pittsburgh's X-BTNC makes one of the many crossings of Connoquesnessing Creek near Old Route 68 north of Evans City, Pennsylvania.
Coke loads await a B&P crew at "Texters" at Evans City, PA.
An "Alphabet" empty coke train slides along the P&W Sub at Evans City, PA.
Originating in Monnessen, PA on the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the first "Alphabet" coke train for Winter 2017/18 crosses the Connoquenessing Creek as it starts north for Buffalo, NY.
After working the morning on the east end of the P&W Sub with the Allegheny Valley, an FRA inspection train crosses the Connequessing Creek outside of Evans City on the B&P's Main Line Sub.
Alphabet Route (AVR-W&LE-B&P) empty coke departs Evans City for it journey down the P&W sub.
The Engines in this picture are (in this order):
BP 3063 SD40-2
AVR 3002 SD40-3
WE 6985 ... (more)
Kansas Valley Railroad KCR 3003... oops i meant to say Allegheny Valley Railroad 3003 leads the interchange traffic from the BP south to Glenwood yard. The AVR looks more like the KCS these days w... (more)
RP.net contributor Tom Granville has just bagged his shot as the AVR pulls out of town after an interchange with the B&P.
Buffalo & Pittsburgh BTNC heads back toward Butler PA after exchanging cars at the CSX New Castle yard.
"Unstoppable" moves west over the former B&O at Evans City.
A deadhead move of the "Unstoppable" train heads west over the B&P. I was surprised to find the Allegheny & West Virginia RR in the Railroad selection menu!
AVR 2007 & 2008 are cut off to allow the 3003 to take the lead on the return trip home. The hoppers were left by the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad earlier in the week.