WE 110 brings hoppers in Monessen to be loaded at the coke plant just ahead and will pull loads up the grueling grade up the Matt Branch to the mainline under the cover of darkness.
WE 112 on the headend of loaded coke finishes its grueling climb up the Matt Branch as a steady snow blankets the Mon Valley with snow under the cover of darkness.
A few minutes into a winter storm, WE 112 shifts around the old ArcelorMittal coke plant which has since as of last year been idled and sold to steel giant Cleveland-Cliffs.
WE 112 pauses just outside the coke plant in Monessen, PA waiting for the conductor to walk back to the head end so they can bring 43 loads up the Matt Branch to the Wheeling mainline.
Wheeling & Lake Erie passenger special for the employees and families of Arcelor Mittal, Monessen PA
3 orange beauties haul an empty train towards Newell yard.
Two different modes of transportaion present here!
A Wheeling empty coke train traverses the massive Speers with CSXT power in charge!
AVR 3003, 3002, and 2008 haul a Reesedale Powerpalnt coal train over the mighty Speers trestle.
Sweet power on the last slab train over the WLE. A pair of SD70MAC's rumble onto the massive Speers Trestle.
What a way to break in a new camera! A W&LE slab train with BNSF power on thre Speers trestle.
416's rear helpers on the Speers trestle.
One word! WOW. The W&LE slab train looks like it's in HO Gauge on the massive Preers Trestle!
Three WE SD40-3's rumble over the massive trestle at Speers!