In approximately 50 feet, the BT-3 will be dropping off of the Main Line Sub, and onto the Northern Sub here at WS 44 for the trip west to the refineries.
After I chased the BTNC earlier this morning, and grabbed a bite to eat at the Deli Crossing in E. Butler, I give chase to the BT-3 up the Northern Sub.
With the grace of a mountain goat , I perch on the snow and ice covered hillside waiting for the BTNC to emerge from the Ellwood Tunnel. Click Railroad: Buffalo & PittsburghLocomotive: EMD SD40T-2Location: Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: BPRR 3302Train ID: BTNCPhoto Date: February 09, 2009
Clear CP UN, the BTNC is back on home rails on the P&W Sub this frosty morning.
The ME-2 crew calls it a day, and ties down 4264 at the hot start to rest for the night. Note the former Erie shops on the horizon at the right edge of the photo.
After losing orders to work "The Branch" and rescue the outlawed ME-1 from 1/30 in Oil City, the ME-2 gets new orders to build tomorrow's ME-1 train instead.
Outlawed since colliding with an intoxicated patron of a local establishment who thought he could beat the 5 MPH train on 1/30/2009. The ME-1 was making a protected shove move back to the rest of... (more)
The ME-2 heads back to the main after switching out Universal Well in Meadville, PA.
533 heads west past the Reynolds Industrial Trackage, and under PA RT18 on their way to Conway. To my knowledge, the Reynolds Indutrial Track on the right no longer has any custormers although th... (more)
Chasing the NS Meadville Line blindly for my 1st time, lucky for me the 533 goes into emergency prior to this crossing, allowing me to catch up and find this spot. From what I heard on the radio, ... (more)
The NS C43 breaks out of the shadows of the trench through West Park in Pittsburgh on its way to the Island Ave. Yard.
Awaiting assignment. Wheel sets bask in the crisp Halloween morning sun at the former Pittsburg and Shawmut operations center, now home of the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad’s heavy repa... (more)
Entering Oil City, and onto the Rouseville Industrial Track at the confluence of Oil Creek and the Allegheny River. I opted to tighten in a little so as to not capture the Downtown Beautification ... (more)
Twin Bridges. The other bridge carries street traffic over Sugar Creek within spitting distance of this former Erie RR bridge.
The ME-2 departs BK Junction, enroute to its first stop on the Oil City Branch.