This Week in Western PA

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ssw9662

New Member
Just a quick batch of photos from my most recent trip. I lucked out with some incredible lighting all week so I was able to get some pretty nice shots. Locations and railroads are varied - enjoy!

12R rolling north along the Susquehanna River on its way to Binghamton.
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On the near side of the river, here's 21T heading over the oft-photographed stone arch bridge in Duncannon.
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An eastbound intermodal passes a forgotten structure along the road in Mexico.
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Wheeling & Lake Erie train 643 pulls off the new Westland Branch with a train of loaded propane cars.
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21J passes through the interlocking at Conpit.
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A northbound Buffalo & Pittsburgh freight train rips around the S curve at Big Run.
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The Virginian heritage unit brings 21M around the curve at Tyrone. Only the third Heritage leader I've gotten thus far.
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Back at Mexico again, here is 21T heading west with the beautiful Tuscarora Mountain in the background.
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Finally, 19G at Newport just before sunset.
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Pat

Photo Critiques Welcome
Nice. The Big Run S curve is my pick.

What would you recommend in Western Pennsylvania as good stops on a trip to Horseshoe Curve?
 

ssw9662

New Member
Thanks everyone! I will be sure to post more from my future trips this summer.

Nice. The Big Run S curve is my pick.

What would you recommend in Western Pennsylvania as good stops on a trip to Horseshoe Curve?
Depends on what you're looking for and where you're coming from. Assuming you're coming from the west I would definitely stop in Pittsburgh on your way out there. In the general Pittsburgh area you have a couple of nice spots to sit (Station Square and Homestead) along high-volume lines. Also, if you are feeling more adventurous you can try to go after the Wheeling & Lake Erie, Allegheny Valley Railroad or the Union Railroad, although all of these are much lower in traffic so they can be hard to track down.

There is a whole cluster of good spots in the area from Altoona to Johnstown that are worth visiting on a trip to Horseshoe Curve. Cassandra, Cresson and Summerhill are all fairly popular spots, and there are plenty of others you will encounter on the drive out there.
 

B_Kosanda

Outstanding In My Field
I was expecting to see some coal trains, especially since there was a power plant in the one photo. Nicely done.

Bill
 




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