Empty hoppers from the Keystone Power Plant in Schelocta are headed for Shire Oaks yard located on the Mon River. This bridge is the third bridge constructed at this location to cross the Alleghen... (more)
A NREX ex UP SD60 and a MRL F45 join the consist as the Leetsdale bridge starts to be built for a busiest crossing.
561 leaves a parked empty in it's snowy dust racing towards Shire Oaks through the Peters Creek interlocking.
The MGA and PC units lead an outlawed 561 back from Shelocta.
With a fresh crew on board, the Bluebird waits to head south into Shire Oaks with an empty coal train.
1070 has just pulled down to Peters Creek where it will be tied down and await a new crew.
Bluebird on the bridge, NS 1070 rolls across the OC bridge and heads for the mines of the Mon valley.
NS 561 snakes through Homestead with the Bluebird leading.
The sun popped out, and the fog started to lift just as this empty Shelocta hopper train arrived.
561 slows for a stop at Peter Creek where it will be tied down till a new crew comes on duty.
NS 561 meets the 562 in Clairton just south of the USS Clairton coke works.
Sometimes the best light is no light. As the sun dips below the horizon, a 561 heads south on the Mon Line past MP 12 (in background), as the very last rays paint the sky and hillside behind.