Looking like a chintzy plastic model train, ATI Metals RX-500 01 pulls a single gondola (NW 190979) westbound to their Flat Rolled facility in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. Built by Republic Loc... (more)
A local couple walks on and completely ignores the GE 65tonner pulling ingots from the upper plant to the lower plant with a shy conductor covering his face. These moves will be ending in the futu... (more)
Shuffling between two mills, Allegheny Ludlum critters of various sizes stay busy.
Reading Heritage NS 1067 SD70ACe leads oil train 64X at Natrona Heights, passing Allegheny Ludlum's Brackenridge Plant. Their interplant railroad runs parallel to the Conemaugh Line for a few bloc... (more)
ATI Allegheny Ludlum 03 switches hot ingots at the Brackenridge plant.
Just after 8am, three Allegheny Ludlum RELCO switchers - numbers 03, 02, and 01 - followed one another west from the Natrona Plant to the Brackenridge Plant, where they began a variety of switchin... (more)
The morning fog has lifted slowly and this NS coal drag rumbles through town.
Race? No, the two critters are moving in opposite directions.
The afternoon shift begins. Thanks to the fine article in August 2011 RAILPACE by Lee Gregory, Dave Baer, Ed Horn, & Adam Stuebgen.
Progress marches on! This critter is one of two recent arrivals to ATI. The Republic RX-500 is set to replace the aging GE switchers serving the ATI stainless steel plants. AC traction virtuall... (more)
The afternoon shift at ATI has three critters running along Blue Ridge Ave. in Natrona Heights. Here slag cars are on the move. Allegheny Ludlum's two facilities are stainless steel mills.