This is part of what makes the W&LE so interesting - you never know exactly what you're going to get. I knew there was going to be an empty ore train running, but the five W&LE and two AVR units ... (more)
Taking advantage of a great heads-up, I had enough time to hike in to Perry Viaduct. After seeing some amazing photos taken here during the N&W days by E. Roy Ward and Gene P. Schaeffer, I finall... (more)
After working in Clairton, 2666 heads west through the short (310 ft.) Ravensburg Tunnel.
High above the backyards of Banning, a short W&LE freight rolls eastbound towards the CSX interchange in Connellsville.
On a move that seems to be running about three or four times per week, an eastbound coke train passes through Brookline on its way to Connellsville. Power can be all W&LE, all CSX, or a combinati... (more)
This was a great chase, but in hindsight I wish I called in sick to work and continued following the train to Connellsville.
A mixed bag of CSX and W&LE power team up to lead a westbound on the former P&WV. Most of these trains ran as solid hoppers, but this one has a cut of five tank cars mixed in with the empty hoppe... (more)
This train was one of the most-photographed that I've ever seen on the W&LE. About nine of us shot him at Speers, and some of that group also got him here, just west of my vantage point.
Yard with a view! A home along Cracker Jack Rd. has this sweeping view of the W&LE from the front yard.
My original intent here was to get a shot from above the east portal of Temple tunnel. A glance at the unstable hillside made me reconsider and I hustled back to my car in time to relocate to the... (more)
3049, four other EMDs, and a long train of empty ore hoppers roll through Longview, passing the junction with the Mifflin Branch.
A minor derailment near Smithton has brought traffic on CSX to a halt, allowing the W&LE to get out of the yard without having to wait for any trains to pass on CSX.
108 leads eastbound ore across the rain-swollen Yough.
An eclectic mix of power leads an ore train through rural Washington County. Trailing the 108 are WE 4003, WE 6316, and WE 6349.
Special delivery! The Wheeling brings one giant load of spools into Monessen on the Mat Branch. The bridge in the background crosses the Monongahela River, it took this train about one hour to g... (more)