5 Switchers chug south with a heavy load of taconite pellets destined for Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock, PA.
The blast furnaces at US Steel's Edgar Thomson Works are always hungry. Running around the clock they survive on a steady diet of iron ore, and the Union has another load of ore to feed the beasts... (more)
URR 31 leads a quartet of MP15 switchers into N Bessemer Yard with a long cut of empty B&LE ore hoppers. Late this same evening, these hoppers will be exchanged for ore loads delivered by the Can... (more)
With a fresh load of coke from the ovens of Clairton, five Union MP15's drift through the S-Curve at the south end of Duquesne Yard.
Five MP15's shove a coke train through J Tower. Across the river are two URR cabooses and a US Steel SW1500.
A coke train from Clairton backs across the Port Perry Bridge.
The Union Railroad shoves a cut of cars up a ramp at Port Perry.
Even thought the steel industry around Pittsburgh has all but collapsed, the Union will not go quietly into the night. Case in point; the Union's Duquesne Wharf coal loader is among the most advan... (more)
A trio of MP15's lead a southbound slab train towards the Bull Run Crossing.
URR #31, sporting the road's newest paint variation, shoves a loaded CSXT coke train across the Mon River, via the Port Perry Bridge.
Coal and coke are two key commodities hauled by the Union. Part of the railroad's Duquesne coal dock can be seen in the foreground, while a five pack of switchers get a coke train ready in Dexter ... (more)
This might be the brightest engine that I've ever seen.
Empty coke hoppers for USX's Clairton Works slither across the Mon and enter the Union's complex J Interlocking.
A pair of MP15DCs prepare to pick up caboose C-105 after setting off cars in the Valley Yard.
Awaiting the engineers flip of the switch to pull forward to couple to the caboose.