NS extra loaded coal train Y90 passes under the now-gone PT146 signal bridge on the Pittsburgh Line between Thompsontown and Mexico. Luckily, Main 1 was out of service all morning on this particul... (more)
The old PRR "broad way" still had three tracks here in 1982, as the "Broadway Limited" headed west at sunset under a classic Pennsy signal bridge. Tuscarora Mountain looms in ... (more)
With the more or less standard power set of the day for trailvans - Dash8-40B, B36-7, GP-40-2 - a westbound van rolls underneath the classic Pennsy signal bridge at Book's crossing that was to las... (more)
There wasn't much flashiness about Penn-Central. On an August evening, an FP7 (former PRR 9834) and NYC U28B lead a string of 146 empty hoppers through the super-elevated curve at Mexico, PA, bene... (more)
Accelerating through the curve at Mexico on the old Broadway, an eastbound van train makes time on a summer afternoon.
On an April day long ago Conrail was just a budding entity, the prospects of which did not seem much more favorable than its predecessor lines. Traffic was always healthy out on the old Middle Di... (more)
During a brief respite from thunderstorms that have been moving down the valley during a spring afternoon, Kearney, NJ to East St. Louis bound Mail 3 comes roaring into the sweeping curve at Mexic... (more)
NS 9972 leads empty coal train 593 west at Mexico.
NS 2610 West is whistling for Book's Crossing as it leaves the path it has followed along Tuscarora Mountain and follows the rivers' course toward Mifflin and Lewistown Narrows.
Westbound in early evening.
No tunnels or walls were required to reach this spot. I made my first visit to a location near Mexico, PA on Saturday March 4th and immediately fell in love with this scene. Here 15J eases into a ... (more)