A very late Q137 heads west by the Edgar Thomson Works, opened in 1875 and still going strong.
V905 heads west past ET's blast furnaces with a surprise SD80MAC leader. The Westinghouse Bridge is in the background.
A late running Amtrak makes a daylight appearance in the steel town of Braddock on the CSX Pittsburgh Sub. URR's yard is to the right.
Q217 heads by what is just a small fraction of the remaining steel works in Pittsburgh.
One of several R/C switchers assigned to US Steel's ET plant takes a break between chores. In addition to the USX activity, the Union Railroad and CSX can also be photographed in this area.
The "Spirit of West Virginia" puts Andrew Carnegie's first major steel mill into perspective. The Edgar Thomson Works was opened in 1875 and was named after the President of the Pennsylvania Railr... (more)
There are two paint schemes used at the ET plant, the older red worn by ET-4 and the more recent gray and blue on ET-2.
Several Mon Valley landmarks are visible in this scene - the USX ET plant, the Westinghouse Bridge, and the Monongahela River.
One of the ET plant switchers goes about the never-ending task of supplying the mill with raw materials.
Ever wonder just how large a steel mill is? Just compare the size of ET's blast furnaces with Q261 for an illustration.
Mill switchers and bottle cars congregate outside of US Steel's Edgar Thomson plant.
ET-3 scurries about with a bottle car in tow.
Union Railroad RCL engine working the Valley Yard at USX ET Works.
One of eight SW1500s on the Union RR roster works the yard at the southeast end of the ET Works.