An eastbound manifest grinds up the west slope at the junction of the South Fork Secondary on the last Friday of 2023.
Coal loads from the Lady Jane Prep Plant in Penfield, PA have traveled down the Shawmut sub from Adrian. This line hasn’t seen a train in over 10 years. The coal is heading to China via Lambert'... (more)
With the morning fog burning off, the Capitol Limited heads east through Rockwood past the iconic Rockwood Opera House
Seconds after the engines for BTRI had crossed the Bonnie Brook trestle in the background, a trio of GP38-2’s passed underneath on their return to Butler from Petrolia.
The rain stopped long enough to catch the daily (M-F) manifest crossing over Bonnie Brook and B&P’s Petrolia Sub as it left Butler on its way east to Punxsutawney. A trio of SD60I’s.
A brief window of calm between snow showers and raindrops gave me a chance to capture today’s Punxsy to Butler train crossing the impressive Goodville Trestle originally built in 1899 by the Pen... (more)
Soaring over Little Mahoning Creek, coal bound for Homer City Power Plant heads east. With the announcement of its closing, coal trains will become less frequent.
Climbing out of the Allegheny River Valley, the SD60I’s are working hard as they cross the Limestone Creek trestle on their way to Butler.
The big Baldwin H-6 articulated engine nears its destination as it glides into the station at Frostburg on a balmy fall day.
The big Baldwin H-6 articulated engine nears the apex of the curve as it rumbles across the Woodcock Hollow Road crossing on a beautiful fall day.
The local pops out of the woods with some tank car loads from the refineries on its way back to Butler.
The local returns from Karns City with some tank car loads from the refineries.
The evening southbound manifest has foreign power with Union Pacific and BNSF power as it heads towards Youngstown on a steamy summer day.
With the trademark Alco smoke, the crew shuttles covered hoppers of plastic pellets for its customer WL Plastics which make extruded plastic pipe in a myriad of sizes.
The last train in Clarksville is this GP9 and caboose combo on static display at the station made famous by The Monkees. RJ Carman railroad operates this shortline now.