Brand new Conrail SD70 #2566 leads an empty hopper train on the Ellsworth Secondary. The train will be loaded at Mine 84 at the end of the branch. A second SD70 unit is out of sight - pushing on... (more)
Times have changed. Conrail is now just a memory, the ex-MGA Super-7's now work for shortlines and Consol Energy closed No. 84 Mine in 2010.
A nice Super-7/GP40-2 combo leads WISO-84 towards No. 84 Mine on the Ellsworth Secondary.
A single Super-7 brings up the rear of a loaded coal train from No. 84 Mine as it approaches the connection with Conrail's Mon Line at CP-36 in Monongahela.
Conrails final days found me trackside on the Mon Line around Shire Oaks. With only about 30 hours left to its existance, a CR coal train comes off the Ellsworth Secondary in Monongahela. There wa... (more)
A pair of Super-7's lead Conrail train WISO-84 thru Cracker Jack with another trainload of coal from Mine 84.
A pair of ex-MGA Super-7's begin loading the WISO-84 at R&P Coal Company's No. 84 Mine in Vanceville.
An ex-MGA Super-7 leads a GP40-2 on WISO-84 as it passes under Interstate 70 on its way to No. 84 Mine.
An ex-MGA Super-7 hauls empty hoppers up the twisting Ellsworth Secondary for 84 Mine.
A new SD70MAC helps Conrail WISO-84 take on a trainload of coal at 84 Mine.
A pair of ex-Monongahela Super-7's bring up the rear of WISO-84 as it heads up the Ellsworth Secondary
An empty train crosses Piegon Creek as it heads towards Eight-Four Mine
The rear helper on the WISO-84 shoves up the Ellsworth Secondary
The rear helper on WISO-84 shoves a cut of empty hopper towards the mine
A southbound empty train for the Ellwsorth Secondary passes the automatic block signals in New Eagle