Wheeling coke empties for Monessen and one boxcar for Closetmaid cross the trestle at Sudan PA.
After storms rolled through 15 minutes earlier, skies cleared as Wheeling coke loads head west across Sudan Trestle.
WLE 108 leads 305,300,AVR 4001, SWP 2002 and a 2x50 train across Pigeon Creek Viaduct
Blue skies grace southwest Pennsylvania as coke loads from Monessen, PA head West towards Rook over the Sudan Trestle.
WLE going over of the Sudan Bridge.
Its hard to imagine that at one point this wild stretch of railroad saw upwards of 12 mainline freights a day, traveling at speeds of up to 50 MPH! Now adays, its equally hard to imagine what keep... (more)
Heading West on the former P&WV's many trestles, 355 sails high above heading to Bruceton.
WLE 3034, 3046, 7375, 300, 108, and AVR 3003 and 3001 team up to move a huge train of over 100 cars across Sudan Viaduct.
We got lucky here, with the empty ore train showing up just a few moments before sunset. With shadows growing longer by the minute, 3102 heads west at 8:04PM.
Westbound W&LE train on the Sudan Trestle on what i call the Railroad of many trestles
Another contributor, Jennifer Hickman, glasses a Westbound WLE train nearing the end of the Sudan Trestle.
A CSX led W&LE train heads over the Sudan Trestle over a lone country road.
A mixed bag of CSX and W&LE power team up to lead a westbound on the former P&WV. Most of these trains ran as solid hoppers, but this one has a cut of five tank cars mixed in with the empty hoppe... (more)
I almost gave up on following this train at Longview, but I'm glad I continued east as this was the last ore train I was able to shoot on the W&LE in 2009.