An ex-BLE SW1500 now owned by US Steel, two Union Railroad MP15's and a leased PR22B sit inside the URR shots on a quiet weekend.
GLLX 3001 sits in front of the old PM coal tower as the daylight crew get's their paper work before heading south for the CSX. 3001 was recently repainted into G&W orange and is now the 3389.
Three MP15's and a train of loaded slabs rolls off of two southbound and onto the southbound main as they pass the old receiving yard.
CSX 6969 and 2369 lead a local down the Mon sub and through the street running in Elizabeth.
U702 fly's through Standard Junction with a loaded ore train for the URR.
Three BLE EMD's pull up to Kremis with a loaded ore train for a crew change before continuing south to North Bessemer to interchange with the URR.
In the late afternoon Union's 76 crew battles heavy shadows as it works up hill towards the Dravosburg tunnel and US Steels Irvin Works with a loaded slab train from ET.
The Everett switches out Roaring Springs paper products in Martinsburg before turning the train and heading back to Hollidaysburg.
1828 and 707 spot two boxes at Smith Transport after pulling 3 out before heading back home.
After setting out a loaded slab gon, 17G doubles back to it's train before tackling the Mountain.
17G departs Altoona and approaches what used to be slope before the closing of Alto Tower.
76 crew, the slab train shoves up the low grade to head for USS Irvin works. In the background the massive Westinghouse Bridge crosses the valley 240' above the valley floor.
In the late afternoon sand flies and exhaust pours out of 5 MP15's grind up hill with a loaded coke train from Clairton for the Port Perry and Dexter Yards as it nears the Dravosburg tunnel. The s... (more)
2009, one of three Gensets tested by the URR over a couple month period, sits at Irvin over night under a cloudless sky.