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.
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.
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.
URR 11 and 18 are strung out through the Below yard and onto the Keystone as they slowly pull a cut of CSX cars through the loadout at the coal docks. The silver boxes on the front of the 11 are a... (more)
The night turn coke train pulls into Clairton with an empty train of coke cars from the CSX and from the ET plant in Braddock and passes the massive Mammoet crane that is working on the new coke b... (more)
4 crew brings a cut of coke racks to spot in number 1 unit as a massive rebuild takes place and rolls past the massive coke pushers.
The second to last time I would ever be in the coke works we find four of the Union's 24 MP15's bringing in a string of empty CSX and Union coke cars to be loaded at the plant for various US Steel... (more)
RCO 2A at Clairton doubles up 2 tracks of recently loaded coke cars out of 2 unit and will head over to 1 unit to pull another two tracks before yarding them all in the B yard.
Union RR 14 and URR 21 MP15DC handling interchange traffic with NS at Kenny Yard.
Towards the end of their shift the third turn 2 crew spots scrap and lime at the BOP shop.
ET-6, A former P&LE SW1500 pulls a cut of loaded Ore cars out of the west end Port Perry yard tracks to shove up on top of the blast furnace trestle.
On a beautiful morning in the Mon Valley, URR 3 waits for the daylight remote crew to come on duty for another day of non stop pulling/spotting the dual strand caster at ET with #1 and 3 blast fur... (more)
The second turn 66 crew is doubled up and ready to depart the Coke mill with its daily run to ET and to the CSX. A massive thunderstorm builds to the east behind the power.