5533 leads an eastbound TV train through CP 6 on the recently (re)doubletracked Mon Line.
This Jackson Park "B" train approaches the Indiana Ave. station on the South Side. The Chicago Junction right of way can be seen to the right, and the bridge across the Rock Island for the L's st... (more)
E810 heads through downtown Pittsburgh and Station Square. The buildings at the left were at one time part of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie.
I was completely caught off guard by today's Q385 with 2 very rare units to the Pittsburgh area: 2 CN SD75I's. After going east with Q388 yesterday, which I missed, they returned in the early morn... (more)
After catching this train in New Galilee, it was by pure chance that I caught it again in Pittsburgh on the Southside.
Just minutes after the sun lit the tracks, 20G runs south on the NS Mon Line while loaded coal train 582 runs north as the last of the fall colors are at peak on Mount Washington. I'd never actual... (more)
21G slivers it's way through Pittsburgh's Southside neighborhood with the Southside Slopes on the hillside-a very non-enjoyable, tiring walk to get to the top of.
Q138 slips through east before three westbounds come through J&L Tunnel. Note the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie letters still atop the building on the left.
A pair of thoroughbreds lead an empty hopper train southbound while traffic backs up at the intersection of Arlington Ave. and Carson St.
Northbound coal trains meet on the Mon Line, led by a C40 at left and a C39 at right.
Containers and coal, two of the commodities most often found on the Mon Line.
By the late 90's, industrial backdrops like this were becoming scarce in Pittsburgh. They're even harder to find today - the coke plant in the background has closed and been demolished.
Conrail doublestack service through Pittsburgh had only been initiated a few months prior to this photo. Who could have predicted the boom in container traffic that has taken place since?