The first section of Saturday's Clymer train heading towards Mahaffey at Cherry Tree. They'll tie down at Mahaffey and wait for the second section of the train to arrive to put the trains together... (more)
The first section of Saturday's Clymer train heads upgrade towards the horseshoe curve at Commodore.
A Clymer train at the loadout, also bound for Cresson, PA to interchange with NS.
The second section of the Fallen Timber coal train heads west towards Cresson with 55 loads of coal bound for Strawberry Ridge (PPLX power plant).
RJC-1 pulls into Cresson with the first sectiion of loads from Fallen Timber on the Irvona branch, as a set of light helpers led by a recently-released SD40E (SD50 rebuild) drifts through the inte... (more)
This Juniata rebuilt GP leads the first section of Fallen Timber loads back towards Cresson at a little grade crossing at Dean, PA.
While waiting for the Corman train to load at Fallen Timber, we took a chance and headed north towards DuBois to see if anything was happening on the B&P. Sure enough, we stumbled into this PSDB l... (more)
The switcher at Lady Jane mine is former Conrail 8653, previously Lehigh Valley 126. This pup would have spent a portion of its life dragging anthracite around up in Hazelton, PA.
Coal empties for Fallen Timber round the curve approaching Rt 53 crossing. Corman loads trains at Fallen Timber once or twice per month, at the east end of the former Conrail (PC/PRR) Irvona bran... (more)
Returning north to Butler with the AK-1 and a few empties from Austin's.
Arrival at Bakerstown to make the interchange with AVR amidst wintry splendor.
Southbound (eastbound?) AK-1 delivering cars for AVR at Bakerstown and a few loads for Austin's in Valencia.
We knew the B&P was going to head south to the P&W sub, but didn't realize the BTNC was waiting at Eidenau for the AK-1 job to clear. So we got a shot of BTNC heading back to Butler from New Castl... (more)
Loaded ore passes the signal bridges at Rural Ridge. This railroad still has some character - not as much as years past, but there are lots of details still remaining.
Loaded ore from the stockpiles at Conneaut scream south under PA Rt 8 at Meharg. Love the snow we've had lately in Western PA!