With only three cars in tow, AVR 3 appears to be overpowered, but the second unit was needed after picking up a cut of cars at Gambles.
When AVR 3 departed Glenwood, his train was only three cars long. The train's length grew considerably, after picking up a covered hopper and a cut of gons at Gambles.
The first stop for today's AVR 3 is Gambles, where the train has stopped to switch out International Paper.
The AVR's local to Washington passes through Eighty Four, home of 84 Lumber's corporate headquarters.
The town of Washington used to be the midway point on the B&O's W&P sub from Glenwood, PA to Benwood, WV. Today, the town is the end of the line and service is provided Monday through Friday by A... (more)
The AVR heads back towards Glenwood on home rails after working the NS interchange at Island Avenue Yard.
With empty hoppers picked up at Evans City, PA in tow, Allegheny Valley Railroad 3003 heads eastbound on the Buffalo & Pittsburgh portion of this line.
AVR 2007 & 2008 are cut off to allow the 3003 to take the lead on the return trip home. The hoppers were left by the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad earlier in the week.
The new SWP-WLE-AVR-BPRR jointly operated coal train is seen here passing over the competition on the sparsely used ex-B&O Glenwood Bridge
A coal train from the SWP's Bullskin loadout is tied up at Bruceton for the night. Four railroads work together to move this train to a powerplant in Reesedale, PA - SWP, W&LE, AVR, and B&P!
AVR 3003, 3002, and 2008 haul a Reesedale Powerpalnt coal train over the mighty Speers trestle.
A 50 car coal train from SWP Bullskin Mine near Connellsville heads north on the ex B&O Pittsburgh & Western sub at Glenshaw Tunnel. It's great to see a "real" train on this twisty, scenic line!
WJ once control an important junction on the Baltimore-Chicago mainline, allowing trains to connect with the Cumberland-St. Louis main to the south. Today, the tower is closed, the Chicago mainlin... (more)
Glenwood Tower was closed on October 1, 2003 but still stands today.