Coke loads from Monessen head West over the impressive Speers Trestle, spanning between Westmoreland and Washington counties, the Monongahela River, and the overall Mon Valley.
304 takes a short local back west across the Speers Trestle.
Westbound across Speers.
N&W 6153-6135 is west bound with WJ01 on the ex-P&WV bridge over the Monongahela River at Speers, PA. 11/10/1985
The AVR's three former SD45 rebuilds lead an eastbound hopper train over the massive former P&WV viaduct at Speers, PA. The train is bound for a load out on the Southwest Pennsylvania.
Five units lead empty ore hoppers across the Mon. In addition to the river, this bridge also spans CSX's Mon Branch and the W&LE's Mat Branch on the far shore, and NS's Mon Line on this side of t... (more)
Back when the evening coke train was still running, I made numerous attempts to shoot it here but never had any success. The coke train hasn't run for a while, but ore trains can now be found on ... (more)
A very short W&LE local rolls high above the Mon, with a loaded flatcar for Monessen. The truss bridge at right is Interstate 70.
The WLE leads a massive amount of hoppers across the massive Speers Trestle.
The only negative in the recent increase in traffic on the Rook Sub has been the regularly appearance of CSX units. However, with massive bridges like this being the norm on the line, I can't real... (more)
Bringing up the rear of a lengthy 416 grain train, 2708 crosses the Mon on the day after Thanksgiving.
Motorists on parallel Interstate 70 are treated to a spectacular view as a long empty coke train crosses the Mon while enroute to Monessen.