Three MP15’s battle Bull Run with a fresh load of slabs out of Edgar Thomson bound for the Irvin Works upstream in the Mon Valley.
A W&LE Ballast move on the Union Railroad.
In the late afternoon Union's 76 crew battles heavy shadows as it works up hill towards the Dravosburg tunnel and US Steels Irvin Works with a loaded slab train from ET.
Aerial photo of the URR yard next to the Irvin Works.
An empty Detroit Edison coal train runs south over the Mon Line.
A pair of MP15's bark up Bull Run with another load of hot slabs from Edgar Thomson headed for the Irvin Works a couple miles to the south.
A switcher moves a cut of gons to the large crane for unloading at Tube City Iron & Metal.
URR Caboose Hop.
A fleet of EMD end-cab switchers, the lack of locomotive ditch lights and manned cabooses make the Union Railroad a bit of an anachronism in 21st century railroading. No... (more)
Three switchers lead a loaded slab train south on the Union Railroad near Dravosburg Tunnel.
Five MP15DCs tackle the grade through Bull Run with a long train of coke empties and general freight for Clairton. It is a very hot and humid afternoon as storm clouds gather; the crew has the ai... (more)
The Battle of Bull Run. Sure it takes place just about everyday on the Union, but it is still impressive to watch a quartet of MP15's claw their way upgrade.
A former US Steel switcher working Tube City Iron & Metal's scrap plant in West Mifflin.