Coal destined for the controversial Homer City Generating Station heads north on the Mon Line.
The power off of 518 pulls thru CP ALUM. The unusual signals can display a "C Light" which tells trains without cab signals that the track is clear to the next interlocking.
518 begins the shuffle. The 3rd unit has cut away and ducked onto the Blairsville Industrial Track. The east power will take the first 64 cars east of CP ALUM and back against the power on the l... (more)
Coal train 518 rolls east through Saltsburg and the connection to the new Keystone Branch.
NS coal train 518 climbs the Blairsville Industrial Track towards the Indiana 22 Dumper as coal train 590 passes underneath. The PPLX hoppers are on the Conemaugh Line in a stretch of track known ... (more)
The rear of train 518 approaches CP ALUM on the Conemaugh Line. On the right is the steep grade of the Blairsville Industrial Track which leads to the Indiana 22 Dumper.
NS 518 rolls east thru Greensburg with a new primer unit in the second slot.
The power slowly pulls a loaded train through the Indiana 22 coal dumper. After the train is unloaded, the coal will be trucked to the Homer City Power Plant.
NS 518 runs through downtown Blairsville on the BIT with a trainload of coal for the Indiana 22 dump site
Storm clouds mix with the setting sun in this shot of NS 9519's nose