The movement of coal has reversed directions on the Indiana Branch - in BR&P days, coal was moved outbound, today it is shipped inbound.
Getting some track time between NS's Shelocta trains, the B&P job to the Homer City powerplant heads south near Rochester Mills.
305 and four other units work upgrade between Juneau and Roseboro.
Watching a five unit lashup bob and weave along rickety jointed rail is one of the unique attractions to be seen on the old Indiana Branch.
A new crew climbs on board to take HC-1 north into Riker Yard.
A close look at the 301 reveals Conrail paint showing through the faded Allegheny Railroad livery.
A train of empties works north through Marion Center, passing by several backyards which border the tracks.
Five geeps slowly pull a loaded coal train down the old, lightweight, jointed rail that is the Shelocta Runner.
A mixed bag of five geeps leads the Homer City train through the farmlands near Hamill.
B&P's Homer City job is tied up at Ernest, awaiting a new crew.
Indiana Tunnel is a fairly short bore, but it's long enough to cause HC-1's five units to smoke profusely.
Exhaust smoke is flying as HC-1 accelerates away from Creekside. The train has finally left the decrepit Shelocta Runner and is now on the B&P's recently rebuilt Indiana Branch.
A stretch of questionable track causes HC-1's lead engine to lean to the conductor's side.
The construction equipment at left belongs to Hulcher, a frequent visitor to this line where derailments are fairly common.
HC-1 rumbles through the woods on the Shelocta Runner.