Pretty much everything is this picture exist to produce the cargo for the train coming up the ramp; slabs. Note the NS Port Perry branch (far left) and URR mainline to the right of it. Other items... (more)
URR 22 and three others haul an empty ore hopper train north towards the BLE interchange. The great USX ET works looms in the backgroumd of this pic.
MP15s aren't particular large locomotives, but even the biggest of units would be dwarfed by the massive blast furnaces of the ET works. Note the small yard for the Union's unique slab carrier car... (more)
Union Railroad 17-31-20 have just backed their train out of the USS Edgar Thompson Works to the mainline and are now headed to the USS Irvin Works with a load of slabs.
Three MP15's lead a loaded slab train under the Westinghouse Bridge.
A Union RR SW1500 sits outside of the company's shops in Hall.
There is certainly a lot going on in this photo, but maybe the most interesting aspect is that those Coke Express cars in the foreground are the actually the tail end of the train those MP15s are ... (more)
URR's daily afternoon slab train seen here shortly after departing the ET works. Bound for the rolling mills in near by Irvin, not be confused with nearby Irwin.
A pair of Union switchers coupled to a caboose sit quietly as 5 other Union switchers idle while waiting for a crew to handle them and a string of loaded coke hoppers attached.
Coke is the big deal on the URR. 15 is seen here bringing empties out of the blast furance while a few tracks deep another loaded coke train is arriving for consumption by ET.
Most railroads try to become more uniform but not the Union. The company's obsession with safety yellow has caught on with the caboose fleet too. Compare C104 to its more traditional sister in the... (more)