Imagine for a minute you are finishing the sandwich you packed for lunch today (there is no such thing as 'fast food' yet), enjoying it with an ice cold 7oz. bottle of Coke, when along comes this ... (more)
Pretty much everything is this picture exist to produce the cargo for the train coming up the ramp; slabs. Note the NS Port Perry branch (far left) and URR mainline to the right of it. Other items... (more)
Union Railroad 17-31-20 have just backed their train out of the USS Edgar Thompson Works to the mainline and are now headed to the USS Irvin Works with a load of slabs.
One set of helpers will cut-off of the daily slab train at Cresson, while the other set will remain on it until Johnstown.
Slab Train Highballs Fullerton on this slow night.
In the foreground some signs of the major coke train derailment earlier this month can be seen
As soon as the daily slab train to Irvin gets off the Mon River bridge, the daily empty hopper train to the BLE will cross over it