The Union Railroad shoves through East Pittsburgh with loads of scrap for USX's Edgar Thompson (ET) Steel Works in North Braddock. ET is located just beyond the Westinghouse Bridge in the distance... (more)
URR empty ore train travels up the Dexter lead while passing under the only PRR signal bridge on the URR.
URR 22 and three others haul an empty ore hopper train north towards the BLE interchange. The great USX ET works looms in the backgroumd of this pic.
MP15s aren't particular large locomotives, but even the biggest of units would be dwarfed by the massive blast furnaces of the ET works. Note the small yard for the Union's unique slab carrier car... (more)
Backing across the Monongahela, this URR coke train has just left the Duquesne Leg of the wye at J Interlocking, an extremely complex junction with tracks diverging in all directions.
A quintet of Union switchers back across the bridge over NS's Port Perry Branch. The coke that these engine are shoving is destined for the USX ET plant, located across the river in Braddock.