Ahhh, ignorance is bliss. At this point in my railfanning, I am 100% into shortlines. Any Class 1 action is caught on the side during shortline trips. And here is a classic example. While rail... (more)
NS 8011 leads a coal drag up the CONL line on this gorgeous may morning..
In the last rays of sunlight, NS 8104 Lehigh Valley helps push a load of fuel east to the Keystone Power Plant in Schelocta. The train is crossing the Allegheny River and will follow along the Kis... (more)
In the last rays of sunlight, NS 1019, is in notch 8 accelerating to track speed with a load of coal for the Keystone Power Plant in Schelocta. The train is about to cross the Allegheny River and... (more)
Eastbound entering yard.
The last 562 coal train to use the old route to Shelocta slowly makes its way to the power plant on some ancient jointed rail.
After waiting for the 561 to roll by NS 562 gets the signal to head north through Peters Creek. The bridge above the train is used by the Union railroad a couple times a week to service a coke scr... (more)
A gevo brings up the rear of NS 563 as it heads over the Mon Line. The headend of this train is actually starting it's trek on the Conemaugh line while the rear end is still over the river and on... (more)
Flashbulbs illuminate the NS 562 as it hustles through the interlocking at CP-Etna on the NS Conemaugh Line during a minor snow squall. The train, one of several ECP test trains (electrically con... (more)
Just after sunset, NS train 562 for Shelocta crosses the B&P's Allegheny River Bridge at Mosgrove.
A loaded Shelocta train heads up the newly constructed line north of Saltsburg.
A trio of MACs snake a train of new hoppers above W Carson Street with Pittsburgh's south side in the background.
Pastoral farmland gives this location an almost Midwestern appearance.