Heavy thunderstorms brought major flooding to SWPA and Shire Oaks yard was not exception, the roads through the yard were turned into small rivers. Using the yard lights and lights on the truck I ... (more)
Three former Conrail SD60I's sit out a cold December night while waiting their call to haul a train of empty hoppers to the coal fields of the former Monongahela Railway
NS power for four northbound coal trains mingle at the north end of Shire Oaks yard on a cold Pearl Harbor Day
A lone Paducah-rebuilt GP7 sits near a massive coaling tower at Shire Oaks.
As the cool morning fog gives way to the warm rays of the morning sun, the C32 prepares to depart Shire Oaks for Mingo Jct, it'll end up a 12 hour plus run and another crew, due to MofW work and ... (more)
Veteran GE C39-8 8627 is leading the C32 back to Mingo, don't see these too often anymore
NS Ex-Conrail SD60m takes a unit train North at CP28 during a snow squall
Former Conrail SD80MAC, NS 7214 Prepares to Leave Shire Oaks with a Loaded Unit train of Mon Valley's finest
Veteran Dash9 9019 suns herself at Shire Oaks, waiting for the call to duty
In need of a new paint job, NS 2555 awaits it's next assignment at the North end of Shire Oaks yard
Fresh form the Paint Booth, NS 9819 prepares to help take the 564 north, on the Mon Line, to CP16, where she will be turned on the wye and put in the lead
GMDX 73 at Shire Oaks. Reportedly this unit experienced a flood-related traction motor failure on a CSX coal train in Waynesburg. Other sources indicate it might be OOS due to crankcase pressure p... (more)
A pair of ExConrail C40-8W's lead empty hoppers into Shire Oaks yard.