WE 615 eases its way across Mingo Creek Viaduct with 6985 leading 6359 and 51 coke empties, Mingo Creek Viaduct stands at a towering 195 feet tall above Mingo Creek, This was taken from PA-43 whic... (more)
Standing at a towering 195ft tall, Mingo Creek Viaduct is the tallest bridge on the Wheeling & Lake Erie system, on this day WE 6348 still in EMD leaser colors and WE 6989 still in H1 BNSF colors ... (more)
About four years prior to the opening of the Mon Fayette Expressway, Mingo Creek looked much different than it does today. Passengers on the ORHS have a sweet view of the valley as their train re... (more)
The Spring of 2009 was an interesting time on the W&LE's east end as ore and coke trains provided a huge boost in traffic. Here, a westbound makes his way through Crookham, high above Ginger Hill... (more)
There aren't many places in Western Pennsylvania where you can shoot a train in full sun after 8PM in August. Fortunately, Mingo Creek is one of those places, as illustrated by a westbound crossi... (more)
W&LE 3102 leads a 75+ car ore train across the viaduct at Mingo.
Ever since taking a photo from this spot on a cloudy afternoon in December 2005, I'd wanted to come back and try it again on a sunny day. Nearly four years later, it all worked out, resulting in ... (more)
A modern day Alpha-Jet? Not quite, but it is an AVR train running on the W&LE, via their former N&W route, which was built by the P&WV. Then lets not forg... (more)
Another load of ore for Baltimore makes its way across Mingo Creek.
My first time chasing the Wheeling yields great results, WLE 345 crosses one of many trestles at one of the more popular trestles, Mingo Creek.
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.
3049 and 3068 are working as mid-train helpers, cut in about 3/4th of the way back on this loaded ore train.
The Mon-Fayette Expressway toll has increased from $.50 to $.65 but it's still money well spent to access this sweeping view.
Photographing one train on the east end of the W&LE is a good day, catching two in the same afternoon is a rarity. Less than two hours after a local freight passed through, a westbound empty hopp... (more)
As tall as this bridge is, the structure's apparent size is diminished by the even taller Joe Montana Bridges on the Mon Fayette Expressway.