URR's daily afternoon slab train seen here shortly after departing the ET works. Bound for the rolling mills in near by Irvin, not be confused with nearby Irwin.
The URR switchers pull a heavy steel slab train through J Interlocking while Q353 heads west on CSX.
The only green engine on the roster, URR #17 leads the afternoon slab train from the Edgar Thomson plant.
After ducking underneath Bettis Road, #17 will enter a long tunnel and emerge in Dravosburg. From there it's a short trip to the Irvin Works where these slabs will be turned into steel coils.
Running on jointed rail, the Union's hot slab train works upgrade at Bull Run. Standing trackside, it's easy to feel the heat emanating from the freshly cast slabs.
The slab train's short journey is almost over, the Irvin Works are just ahead.