There aren't many places in Western Pennsylvania where you can shoot a train in full sun after 8PM in August. Fortunately, Mingo Creek is one of those places, as illustrated by a westbound crossi... (more)
WLE 3034, 3046, 7375, 300, 108, and AVR 3003 and 3001 team up to move a huge train of over 100 cars across Sudan Viaduct.
This is part of what makes the W&LE so interesting - you never know exactly what you're going to get. I knew there was going to be an empty ore train running, but the five W&LE and two AVR units ... (more)
14,500 horsepower reply to the engineer's command with a puff of smoke as a huge westbound freight makes its way across yet another small trestle on the former P&WV.
EMD thunder fills the Jacobs Creek Valley as the 3034 leads a train of over 100 cars westbound at Chaintown.
An incredible seven unit lashup - with six different paint schemes - crosses the Yough. A combined empty ore train and loaded SWP coal train account for the extra units up front.
Four of a kind - almost! They may not all be painted W&LE, but four black & orange units lead the last ore train upgrade through Castle Shannon. This ore train is shorter than the others which h... (more)
We got lucky here, with the empty ore train showing up just a few moments before sunset. With shadows growing longer by the minute, 3102 heads west at 8:04PM.
One of the toughest things to catch on the Wheeling, three black and orange units on the same train.
Upon exiting Temple Tunnel, the 3102 practically glows in the late evening light. The conductor is getting the full effect of a July sunset while the engineer remains at least partially in the sh... (more)
Taking advantage of a great heads-up, I had enough time to hike in to Perry Viaduct. After seeing some amazing photos taken here during the N&W days by E. Roy Ward and Gene P. Schaeffer, I finall... (more)
Hotshot 21J rounds the bend just west of Latrobe and begins the climb up Carney Hill.
One of my very first train outings finds a pair of CSX geeps tied down in Brunswick. At the age of 13, it made no sense to me why they'd paint over the Chessie scheme and replace it with CSX!
An afternoon Canton crew switches out GAF in Baltimore's industrialized Canton District.
Dakota Southern President Alex Huff shovels out a grade crossing as the 4427 makes a rare move on this lightly used line.