This is what railfanning at 4:30 AM looks like in rural West Virginia. The group and I were on our way to see the Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit gathering. After coming off the interstate, we ch... (more)
The drive down to see the NS Heritage Unit gathering was interesting because major portions West Virginia had lost power due to a storm. My group and I found this recently parked unit along the w... (more)
From the days of old. NS no longer runs coal traffic through Meadville. Note the Conrail unit behind the leader.
With ex-CP 1293 having suffered from a stuck throttle on the previous night's excursion, two of the CVSR's ex-CN locomotives were brought in. Fortunately, the steam locomotive was fit for service... (more)
Fireman Brad Mapes makes some adjustments to ARA #18 and smiles while talking to passengers.
ARA #18 crosses over the Cattaraugus Creek Bridge.
ARA #18 heads to Curriers.
The Meadville Workers. WNYP 426 and 430 typically work the Tuesday-Thursday ME-1 from Meadville to Falconer and back. Today, 424 is switching in the yard before taking cars south to Oil City.
Steam in the Valley. Former Canadian Pacific G5d #1293 passes under the Route 82 viaduct on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
It's not everyday you come across former PRR equipment. The Pennsy had hundreds of these cars for mail and express service. If anyone has more information on this car, I'll be sure to update the... (more)
Second Day Bridge Shot. On its second trip down to Rynd Farm, "Hank" returns back to Titusville. This weekend marked the first time in 40 years that steam locomotives traveled through Oil Creek ... (more)
Silver & Gray. The sole-surviving EMD E5 races with the Nebraska Zephyr back to Rock Island. This unit usually works at the Illinois Railway Museum. Photo taken during Train Festival 2011.
Under The Wires. Though it is no longer in operation, one can imagine this Little Joe waiting for its next assignment under the wires.
The Americanized QJ rests in the yard the day before it will pull an excursion at Train Festival 2011.
After chasing the PRR E8's, my uncle and I went back to the yard in Meadville to see what power had come in on 12M. Note the relatively new SD60Es 6902 and 6901 and the very new SD40E 6339.