A Union Railroad slab train crosses the Monongahela River Bridge at Duquesne.
A pair of SWP and AVR engines lead a transfer to the Wheeling & Lake Erie at Bruceton as they cross over the Monongahela River at Homestead on a sunny fall morning.
Just another day in "Da Burgh."
A Monongahela unit coal train crosses the Monongahela River at West Brownsville, PA on May 15, 1990, led by Conrail GP40-2 No. 3327.
A short AVR train heads back to Glenwood. A longer AVR freight came through about five minutes later - never thought I'd see back to back trains on the W&P!
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)
AVR 3 crosses the Mon and heads back to Glenwood, hauling one of the last cuts of "dirty dirt" gons from an industrial clean-up site in Washington.
Five units lead empty ore hoppers across the Mon. In addition to the river, this bridge also spans CSX's Mon Branch and the W&LE's Mat Branch on the far shore, and NS's Mon Line on this side of t... (more)
Back when the evening coke train was still running, I made numerous attempts to shoot it here but never had any success. The coke train hasn't run for a while, but ore trains can now be found on ... (more)
A very short W&LE local rolls high above the Mon, with a loaded flatcar for Monessen. The truss bridge at right is Interstate 70.
K385 crosses the Mon river near Homestead
Freshly produced coke from the Mon Valley rolls west, destined for Inland Steel if the 3rd and 4th cars are any indication.