The engineer of the AVR-2 appears to "eyeball" the competition in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. Formerly a large warehouse area associated with the PRR, there is still a sizable amount of pro... (more)
An abnormally long AVR 3 returns to Glenwood with a sizeable cut of "dirty dirt" cars from Washington, PA.
With the Pittsburgh skyline serving as a backdrop, the AVR's Island Avenue Local crosses Norfolk Southern's (ex-PRR) Fort Wayne Bridge over the Allegheny River.
This is one of the those shots that you've known how to get for years; you gotta wake up early, drag yourself out to the spot and accept the fact there is a 50/50 chance you won't see anything. Wi... (more)
AVR 1 is seen here passing below the approximate location of the Pittsburgh Railroad Scanner feed that allowed me to be lazy and sit on my computer until the last possible moment to get this shot.... (more)
A short pick up from Island Avenue for the AVR
AVR working Island Avenue
The recession hasn't seem to effect the AVR. The Sunday sections of AVR 1 (AVR Glenwood Yard to NS Island Avenue Yard) features three engines and a massive 49 car train.
Just a few short years ago it was a nice surprise to actually have an unit in the AVR paint scheme on an AVR train. Since then, the shortline has taken great strides towards respectability; matchi... (more)
The AVR heads south on the P&W sub with around 15 cars picked up from the B&P at Bakerstown. Given the time, looks like the crew will get home in plenty of time for the Super Bowl.
AVR 2007 heads east over Bakerstown Hill shortly after making an interchange with the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad.
The Allegheny Valley's Glenwood-to-Island Ave job has the DuPont training consist in tow as it passes I-279 in the north side of Pittsburgh.