Many of the crossing flashers were not yet in service, requiring the AVR crew to flag each crossing. If not for this practice we would not have been able to chase this job.
One of the first AVR trains to use the ex-CSX P&W Sub north of Pittsburgh exits the Glenshaw Tunnel. The crew was aware that we were going to flash them coming out of the tunnel. :)
After running west on the P&W, AVR 1 stops at Bloom where he awaits clearance to enter the NS main.
AVR 1 arrives at Island Ave., passing one of the widest signal bridges I've ever seen.
The AVR's transfer to Island Ave. works the yard making a setout before returning to Glenwood.
This train is the AVR 1 (Glenwood to Island Ave.) but is known as KC 32 on NS.
An assortment of AVR power makes another trip to Island Ave. where they'll pick up a second cut of cars from NS.
The AVR Glenwood Fleet have a day of rest as crews celebrate Labor Day
The AVR pops out of Schenley Tunnel in Pittsburgh on its way east to Glenwood Yard. Train is on the P&W Sub, leased from CSXT. Assisted by Wade Massie & Derrick Brashear.
1801 is in charge of a short train of covered hoppers, seen here approaching the W&LE underpass.
AVR 2 goes about its switching in the Strip, near the 31st St. Bridge.
AVR 1802 sets idle just before the start of her shift.
AVR 2004 and 3 SWP GP11's burst out of the shadows while hauling a loaded NS coal train for interchange.
The AVR-4 spots a few cars at a time for MetalTech, and then waits while they're transloaded so they can do it over again. The nifty lights in the background are from Heinz Field, the football st... (more)
The day is just starting for the AVR's Washington turn, seen here working upgrade in the Streets Run Valley.