59 car eastbound Allegheny Valley RR train AVR-1 with SD40-2Rs 3003 & 3002, and GP11s 2008 & 2004 pull out of Island Avenue Yard at CP-PENN on Norfolk Southern RR’s Fort Wayne Line at Manchester... (more)
The AVR heads for Evans City to interchange with the B&P as it crosses over the Allegheny River on a beautiful spring evening.
AVR-1 returns from the NS yard at Island Avenue past the B&O signals at East Schenley. Unfortunately these signals are being readied for replacement as new foundations have been poured.
AVR's Island Avenue Job to interchange with NS departs back to Glenwood Yard behind a trio of SD40-3s.
Matched AVR power takes its train back to Glenwood after pick up from the NS at Island Ave.
The AVR heads south on the P&W sub with around 15 cars picked up from the B&P at Bakerstown. Given the time, looks like the crew will get home in plenty of time for the Super Bowl.
AVR-1 squeals around the tight curves at Sample
Now on the P&W Sub, the AVR-1 crosses the Allegheny River and is about to cross the NS Conemaugh Line
The Wheeling power is about to cut off from its train of 65 empty ISPX cars to hand off to the AVR.
Southbound AVR-1 crosses the Mon and Sandcastle Water Park as it heads to the new Bruceton interchange with the Wheeling & Lake Erie
This ex-SP switcher leads two other units north to interchange with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad. Thanks to George Neat for his assistance!