A loaded coal train heads north along the Monongahela River through the very busy Port Perry area. The USS Edgar Thomson Works are in the background and the maze of trackage in the foreground belo... (more)
CSX 7717 & 5297, leading Q226, show their reflection in the Monongahela River at CP Port Perry. The train has just passed under the Union RR bridge and is about to duck under the NS Port Perry Bra... (more)
Much of the steel industry has forever disappeared from the Pittsburgh region, but the area around Port Perry still provides a glimpse of what the Mon Valley was like when steel mills drove the re... (more)
Only one train, but three different railroads are represented in this photo. The Union is in front, the through truss bridge and tunnel are NS, and Q259 is on CSX.
388 slips across Turtle Creek in the midst of an afternoon rush hour on CSX.
At the end of a cloudy day filled with snow showers, the Mon Valley is briefly lit by the setting sun...and the passage of Q359 with a rainbow consist as it passes the USS Edgar Thomson Works.
Westbound 21Q crosses the historic Port Perry
bridge to proceed onto the NS Mon Line.
Canon 20D and 70-200mm lens.
In a heavily industrialized setting, Q353 crosses Turtle Creek after working at Demmler.
353 makes his way west along the bank of the Monongahela while a Union RR train begins to cross the river.
Westbound 249 negotiates the sharp curves at Port Perry.
Another pure UP consist passes through on CSX's Pittsburgh Sub.
Not one CSX unit in sight on Q352 today! Westbound 359 is on the #1 track, waiting for two more eastbounds to clear before proceeding.
Q389 rolls through Port Perry, a fascinating area where CSX, NS, URR, and the ET Plant railroad all operate. The brige and tunnel belong to NS, and are used primarily by Mon Line doublestacks.
The other BPRR unit assigned to the X802/X803 pool makes an appearance, as the X802 heads west towards Braddock and Glenwood, passing US Steel's Edgar Thomson plant.
Q276 crosses Turtle Creek on the old Pittsburgh and Lake Erie mainline. The industrial buildings in the background are just a small portion of the massive USX ET steel mill.