CSX moves a short coal train (nine loads) south on Norfolk Southern's Mon River Line. The empty northbound NS train is waiting to enter the small NS coal staging yard at West Brownsville, which i... (more)
It's quite a sight to see this operation underway across the Mon River from Charleroi. This SW1200 is backing/braking a string of covered hoppers down a ramped track to a transload facility, wher... (more)
A loaded coal drag passes the old Jones Brewery as it heads east along the Youghiogheny River. I escaped the Mon Valley to see something other than coal trains. Just my luck: this was the only ... (more)
Big Blue on Point. A trio of EMD wide bodies leads an empty PPLX unit coal train south along the Monongahela River.
Two empty unit coal trains on yard air sit ready to run south on Norfolk Southern trackage to mines in southwest Pennsylvania. Newell, along the Monongahela River, is the CSX staging point for su... (more)
Looks like NS is getting ready to do some track or capacity upgrades in Brownsville, along its Mon River Line south of Pittsburgh.
A loaded PPLX (Pittsburgh Power & Light) unit coal train makes its way northward along the west bank of the Monongahela River on a sunny Saturday morning.
A westbound pig train snakes through the S curve and under the signal bridges west of Chillicothe on a summer evening.
A westbound stack train rounds Houlihan's Curve on the way up Edelstein Hill, the ruling grade on BNSF's Chilli Sub. Too bad the vantage point looking down on this awesome curve is now fenced off... (more)
A westbound local climbs Edelstein Hill, the ruling grade on the Chilli Sub.
A fast-moving westbound stack train crosses the Rock River at Oregon.
A fast-moving westbound Schneider stack train thunders across the Rock River at Oregon.
The daily autorack turn out of Walbridge Yard arrives in Fostoria, where it will set out and pick up cars at the Mixing Center, which serves both NS and CSXT.
A fast-moving westbound merchandise train, here about to cross the north-south CSXT mainline, blasts through Fostoria on a bitterly cold Friday afternoon.
Traffic on the Villa Grove was much less than I expected today, the day after the holiday shutdown. Here, a southbound merchandise train, heavy with autoracks, crosses the Kankakee River at Momen... (more)