My friend Ben, who I’ve mentioned a number of times here is a Pittsburgh boy. Consequently, when contemplating railfanning trip destinations, the Steel City frequently comes up. When planning a trip for the fall of 2016, he wanted to show off more of the city he loves, and especially the Conemaugh Line he’s planning to model.
Fall 2014 Middle Division Trip Part 2: Sunday
Picking up from the previous day’s excitement, this one started with a run in with a friend, and then a chase for the ages up the west slope. It then continued with another great chase for some rare mileage, and finally a few minutes at Lewistown, for yet another Conrail classic unit.
My First Trip to Sandpatch: Summer 2013
I’m not sure how it happened, but I had never spent any time on the old B&O west of Cumberland. That all changed over the 2013 Bedford N Scale Weekend.
CSX Helpers In Baltimore, in 2007
CSX uses helpers in Baltimore on heavy trains heading through the, surprisingly steep, grade through the Howard St Tunnel. I caught a set of them at work back in 2007 at St. Denis MD.