After chasing the 630 back to Falconer, we were allowed in for a very quick look around the shop. One flashbulb pop afforded me this shot of the 431.
WNYP 630 taking a ballast train back to Falconer from Hornell, NY in the fall of 2005.
After the other guys gave up, it occurred to me that the Wheeling has a lot of bridges, and maybe I could do something like this. Fortunately I found my way here - and so did the train before the... (more)
Eastbound ore takes the grade headed towards Longview as it crosses Saw Mill Run in the absolute last speck of decent light. It was fun seeing Wade, John, and Brad out and about!
Eastbound ore from Mingo Junction arrived at Rook, and you can see the WE 611 crew cut in mid-train.
The sanders are on and the 645's are humming as the ore train starts to pull out of Rook towar... (more)
Eastbound ore from Weirton crosses The Parkway West on a nice afternoon. WE 611 will tie on as helpers and assist the train towards Connellsville.
BNSF 762 warbonnet leads Q217-03 west at Broadford interlocking just north (RR West) of Connellsville, PA. Those CPL signals are now long gone.
New and exciting at the time, a shiny ES44DC rounds the curve into Broadford interlocking just north (RR West) of Connellsville, PA.
Upon departure at Salamanca, the BFSI we chased became the SIJB. Here it is at Foster Brook about to pick up the Foster Brook switcher.
Two dwarfs, two flags, three EVO's:
An NS 563 pauses at CP-Etna, on it's westbound trek back to Shire Oaks, as it awaits a new crew to assist with the setout of a shop car.
A northbound "scoot" heads past the manned interlocking at Roundout.
An aging switcher drags a cut of hot slabs out to shove down towards the harbor. (A rolling mill, maybe?)
A pair of Arcelor-Mittal switchers return to the mill after dropping a load of coke.
Freshly rebuilt and repainted 462 heads north on the "northbound" as they usually call the RIJB. 462 was previously a Southern Pacific SD45 that ran around in dingy SP paint for quite a long time.
The first section of Saturday's Clymer train heading towards Mahaffey at Burnside, where the tracks cross Rt 219 twice. They'll tie down at Mahaffey and wait for the second section of the train to... (more)