A perfect match for the blue and white sky, one of the Wheeling's unrebuilt SD40-2s leads an imported slab train through Castle Shannon.
W&LE train 391 derailed seven cars on the morning of August 24, 2005. The derailment occurred at approximately milepost 61.1 in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania along the W&LE Rook Subdivision (ex P&WV).... (more)
The loaded slab train pulls across the big bridge at the west end of Rook as he gets in the clear for a meet with an eastbound.
7355 leads his train of slabs into Rook where he'll wait for an empty coke train to arrive before continuing west on the old P&WV.
When I took this photo I was looking at the train, I didn't even see the funeral procession until I downloaded the shots onto my computer.
Displaced geeps from the Rio Grande and Union Pacific have found new homes on the W&LE.
It's been a busy day for the 391 crew, which worked the Clairton Branch before taking this trip to Mifflin Jct with a very short train.
The only WE train I've ever seen.... isn't even really a WE train.
Former WE 2666 has the name Lynn R Shook painted on the cab side under the unit number in memory of the late Brewster Shop Foreman.
After setting off empties at Monessen, 391 returns with 22 loads of coke.
The long descent to river level is almost over as 391 slowly drops downgrade on a spindly trestle. It's hard to fathom that ore trains once traversed this stretch of track.
About one hour earlier, the 107 was on the big bridge in the background. Now, he's leading the way to Kopper's for yet another load of coke.
Motorists on parallel Interstate 70 are treated to a spectacular view as a long empty coke train crosses the Mon while enroute to Monessen.
About to duck under the Mon Fayette Expressway for the third time, 106 steps along through Maple as he nears his ultimate destination, Monessen.
Mon Fayette Expressway toll: $.50. Seeing the W&LE on this bridge: Priceless. Please click on "Mingo Creek Viaduct" to see other views of this impressive structure.