Mill switchers sit idle at the Mingo Plant during one of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel's many labor disputes.
This desolate scene at Mingo sums up the state of the US economy and steel industry in the spring of 2009.
Still showing Penn Central Livery but now working for Conrail, the mightiest of the mighty were hard to put out of service. The big Alcos noted for slow heavy hauling ended up in mineral freight s... (more)
Another railroad that has taken big steps towards uniformity; a pair of WE GP35s are seen here switching Mingo Yard. Train is in Ohio, photographer is in West Virginia.
Steel mills and railroads can often be mentioned in the same breath. That point is demonstrated here by WPSX 1551 and the NS Ohio River Secondary in the foreground of the former Wheeling-Pitt Stee... (more)
Before the big Alco's were scraped for good, they went to Mingo Junction to perform heavy duty mineral hauling on Conrail.
5300 was the flagship of the RDG Alco 630s.
The big ALCO CC units were drawn from all over the new Conrail system congregating at Mingo. LV, EL, PC and RDG. Conrail was moving fast to sand off the old logos and names to create a new corpora... (more)
An ex-Conrail GP38-2 still dressed in good looking Operation Lifesaver paint.
An eclectic set of power!
Note size of fuel tank
Taken back in the day when a kid could wander around a yard willy-nilly. Thanks to my father for patiently sitting in the car for hours, reading the paper.
An OC grain for Conrail pulls up the Fern Industrial Track.