Railpictures.net contributors Brad Morocco and Paul Duda shoot the Wheeling & Lake Erie's coke train as it switches Rook Yard.
WE 304 is on the rear on train 392 while the recently repainted 300 sits deeper in the yard with a mixed freight.
You can still find classic Rio Grande power working mainline trains, albeit in Western Pennsylvania of all places
One of the shortest trains I've ever photographed, today's 392 has a trio of gons for Mifflin Jct. The train will probably be at least a little bit longer on the return trip because he'll be work... (more)
The N&W has been gone since 1982, but the Norfolk and Western lettering on this bridge remains in very good condition.
Despite how it looks, this isn't some remote outpost in Colorado. Instead its about 5 miles from downtown PGH.
392 gets ready to depart Rook, running as a light engine move on this afternoon.
A UP local in Missouri? Nope, it's the afternoon W&LE train from Rook, #392 en route to the coke plant in Monessen.
The 304 was rebuilt by the W&LE from an ex-D&RGW GP40. To see a photo of it prior to rebuilding, Click Here
392 emerges from the shadows and is briefly illuminated by the sun's low rays.
With a 5PM call time at Rook, the Wheeling's 392 is best photographed on the longer days of the year. 392 is eastbound through Castle Shannon at 6:19.
Today's 392 is operating as an all stops local - work includes the Mifflin Branch, the AVR interchange at Bruceton, and a trip up the Clairton Branch.
302 still looks like a Rio Grande unit, only a few stencils and a renumbering reveal that its new owner is the W&LE.