Three Union switchers work behind US Steel's sprawling ET plant. The miniscule locomotives give one a sense of just how massive a steel mill is.
Empty hoppers from the Bessemer. This train crossed over and took the branch between the main and Turtle Creek.
Loaded Clairton coke bound for Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock crosses Grant St in West Mifflin.
This shot made possible due to the cooperation of clouds - cloudy weather often facilitates views not otherwise possible. Here, the loaded Clairton coke train grinds upgrade out of the Dravosburg... (more)
The late-morning coke train from Clairton usually rates 5 MP15DC's, and moves slowly enough to facilitate a chase. Irvin works yard is at right.
The hottest train on the Union! Loaded steel slabs from USX Edgar Thomson works are headed for the rolling plant at Irvin, at right. The route to the left continues to the Clairton coke works.
The hottest train on the Union! Loaded steel slabs from USX Edgar Thomson works are headed for the rolling plant at Irvin.
The URR Coke Express heads towards Demmler Yard as an eastbound freight passes beneath it on the NS Pittsburgh Line. Photo taken from the Westinghouse Bridge.
A loaded slab train shoves up the ramp from USX Edgar Thomson works (to head across the river to Irvin) as an empty coke train reverses to head to Clairton.
Swiching the plant.
This photo was taken at the Bessimer RR and Union RR interchange in Duquesne, Pa
A URR empty slab train rolls by a pair of yard MP15DC's parked at the URR M of W building.
Slab train from Edgar Thomson mill enroute to Irvin mill.