Catching the Monongahela Heritage Locomotive

Here are some photographs of the Norfolk Southern 8025, the Monongahela heritage locomotive, that I took on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

It was leading a very short No. 170 eastbound. We were down in the Conway area to catch and ride the 765 trips, but got word this unit was behind 16E and not in the yard yet.

Even though it was almost 9 a.m. and time for the first 765 run, we decided to gamble. In a moment of perfect timing we saw it drifting down main No. 1 toward Rochester as we rounded a curve on Pennsylvania Route 65.

I managed to nail it just west of CP Rochester, passing under the classic Pennsylvania Railroad signals on the east side of CP Rochester and then at East Conway.

Between the last two photos we bagged a slightly late running 765 blasting east at East Conway.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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