Sometime in the early 1970’s, ConAgra purchased the former Lehigh Portland cement Company plant in Sandts Eddy, Pennsylvania. About a mile from Martin’s Creek, the plant was originally located alo... (more)
A New Jersey Zinc S2 leads a transfer move from the Company’s West Plant to its East Plant in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.
With more and more developing traffic on its Southern Tier route, the New York, Susquehanna & Western acquired sixteen ex-BN 45-series EMD’s. The two F45’s in the lot were the first freight cowl u... (more)
CSX used its interchange with the Delaware & Hudson in Buffalo as a major outlet to the northeast and New England. After the D&H was jettisoned by Guilford, the New York, Susquehanna & Western was... (more)
Green Mountain’s Bellows Falls – Rutland train rolls northwest past the Highway 103 crossing at Spring Lake, Vermont.
This One Stung a Little
On a winter trip to Vermont, we headed east from Rutland in hopes of intercepting the Green Mountain train coming from Bellows Falls. We made it to Spring L... (more)
With a long train of Wisconsin Electric Power hoppers, one Chicago & North Western and two CSX EMD’s roll through the hilly farmland at Buzz, Pennsylvania. The two CSX/one CNW power combination w... (more)
Taking another train of empties back to the mines, a pair of Monongahela Railway Super 7-23B’s cross the trestle at Buzz, Pennsylvania.
A pair of Conrail C30’7’s lead a train of empties south on the Monongahela’s Waynesburg & Southern division at White Cottage, Pennsylvania. The train is traversing the large cut approaching the no... (more)
EMD’s in four paint schemes wait for a new crew in the passing siding on the Monongahela Railway at White Cottage, Pennsylvania. The train is half-loaded with coal from Consolidated Energy’s Baile... (more)
A Southern Pacific refugee, Nekoosa Paper S6 22 works the paper mill at Port Edwards, Wisconsin. The crewmen seem to enjoy riding the front deck of the old Alco on a warm August day.
The Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer positions cars to be unloaded at the Superior, Wisconsin grain docks, while a grain ship is in position to receive its cargo.
With storms rolling in, Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer EMD switchers work the grain docks in Superior, Wisconsin.
An SW8 in one of the Lehigh Valley’s later paint schemes works the west end of the yard in Allentown Pennsylvania. Today, I would never expect to see a piggyback car in a classification yard, but ... (more)
One of the Lehigh Valley’s dynamic brake-equipped SW8’s idles at the west end of Allentown yard. Those 50’ Vermont Railway boxcars were a common sight in that era.