Rumbling along ex-Erie trackage following the slow babble of French Creek, ME-1 returns to Meadville with its pick-ups from Oil City and Rouseville in tow.
Trundling through the sleepy borough of Sugarcreek, ME-1 passes my favorite spot on the Oil City Branch, the sister bridges of Sugarcreek.
Having slowed for the curve, ME-1 has made the turn under PA Route 8/US Route 62 and is now following French Creek on its way back to Meadville.
Making good time on the return to Meadville, ME-1 is reflected in a puddle passing the Interstate Amesite boneyard.
After finishing up switching cars at Con Can and Marisol, ME-1 behind ex-Mass Central C-425 #427 parallels PA Route 8 on its way to Franklin. From there it will follow French Creek on ex-Erie tra... (more)
WNYP's ME-1 glides along French Creek as it makes its way towards Oil City on an unseasonably warm October afternoon.
WNYP's ME-1 passes over 3rd Street in Utica, PA on its way to Franklin and Oil City. Built in 1963
Engineer Southwell lands the ME-1 on Track 4 before tying down his Alco on the House Track and calling it a day.
Conductor Harris prepares to step off to throw the switch and couple on to the rest of the train on the main to take it on up to Franklin Steel and drop it again so the scrap gons can be set in to... (more)
Clear Washington Crossing, the ME-1 leaves the Allegheny River and runs along beautiful French Creek enroute back to Franklin Steel on the return to set in the scrap loads that they dropped on the... (more)
421 pulls a MOW flat from the 13th St. stub siding that brought in new ties and rail to repair a derailment last week when the ME-1 rolled the rail and put 7 on the ground at Franklin Steel.
Off of the Meadville Industrial, the ME-1 races by this quaint little farm on the Oil City Branch enroute to Franklin Steel to drop the scrap loads off on the run around to be set in on the trip b... (more)
421 shoves back at the west end to couple on to a string of gons to go to Franklin Steel today.
With the customer spotting the covered hopper with a front-end loader and running it over the derail last week, one of the WNYP crew "Tebows" after they get it back on steel.
Who's ready for Old Man Winter? With the siding iced over behind me and only enough head room for one loco, Chris and Kyle already have the power split with WNYP 426 behind me ready to go ... (more)