With no snow plow, or a full pilot for that matter, the 104 is having a rough go in the fresh layer of wet snow that has fallen overnight. It is a literal game of two steps forward, one step back ... (more)
The 104 sits quietly in the NS/CBL interchange yard. One axle dropped into the gauge, the venerable SW7 will spend the night here rather than tucked inside the Black Lick shop, before being re-rai... (more)
The 104 rolls off Ten Acre bridge light on its way to the wire mill to do some switching after a fresh coating of snow.
Normally coming out to play only in the morning, shooting the Black Lick at night is a bit of a challenge. However, taking a look at the front truck on the 104 will provide some insight as to how ... (more)
Heading towards downtown Johnstown as a fog hangs over town, this old warrior picks it way through its yard. The RR is moving steel to be made into wires and interchanging with the CSX. This is th... (more)
The 104 with three loads of wire in tow crosses Ten Acre bridge enroute to Johnstown Wire Technologies' Wire Mill.
Work complete for the day 104 heads for the house. For over 50 years the 104 and its stable mates worked in Johnstown without snow plows, or even full pilots, however that changed last winter. A c... (more)
The C&BL is a difficult short line to shoot; its early morning start and high valley walls make it rough to get some good light. Luckily, it was those two factors that made this shot possible.
C&BL #104 heads into what it left of their yard at Johnstown. What was once a comparable operation to today's Union Railroad is now relying on a single major customer for much of their traffic.
CBL 104 switches one of the largest few remaining customers spun off when Bethlehem Steel left town in 1992. Today, JWT is the largest producer of high quality carbon steel wire in North America. ... (more)