In the final light of the day, Weirton Steel S2 211 hauls slag through Weirton, West Virginia.
Weirton Steel S2 211 lugs a string of ladle cars through Weirton Junction, West Virginia. I.m not sure of the reason for the leading derelict ladle car.
Weirton Steel S2 211 rolls through Weirton Junction, West Virginia, travelling from the slag dump to the mill.
Two Weirton Steel S2’s pull several cars of ingot molds out of one of the mill buildings in Weirton, West Virginia. For those who think that today’s post-9/11 security measures are new, the steel ... (more)
A Weirton Steel S2 brings a string of ladle cars alongside the former PRR yard in Weirton Junction, West Virginia.
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.