Weirton, West Virginia, is home to ArcelorMittal’s National Steel Corporation/Weirton Steel Division. Switching a cut of cars there is WSX SW1500 306. This switcher is the former Whitestone Supp... (more)
A modified Chessie caboose trailing a cut of ladle cars - two sights you probably won't see around Weirton today.
A former P&LE switcher leads a train of scrap gons. This view was taken from Weirton's Main St. which provided a great vantage point to watch and photograph mill operations.
Before the blast furnace was shuttered, Weirton was a proverbial beehive of activity. With WV Route 2 running through the middle of the mill, it was like having front row seats to watch the actio... (more)
Weirton Steel used a small fleet of ex-CR door-less boxcars for in-plant moves. Several wore their original PRR paint with patches over the Keystone logo.
Weirton is one of those places that I wish I would have visited more often. Unfortunately today the mill is not nearly as active as it was a few years ago, and it's highly unlikely that the blast... (more)
The Route 2 bridge was a great place to watch Weirton's operations in 2004. Parts of the mill are still open today, but production is down and the blast furnace has been shuttered.
In case you were wondering, this is a "K-Boose".
Before the blast furnace was shut down, it was possible to catch trains hauling ladle cars and bottle cars around the mill.
ISG Weirton's engine terminal as viewed from US 22.
Two ISG Weirton steel units at their engine terminal.
A pair of SWs team up to pull a cut of gondolas past a bottle car.
The 316 sets off a bottle car while another train switches a cut of gons. In the background is a huge machine used for transporting slabs around the plant.
Rush hour at Weirton.