It was Well Worth the Drive

An NS coal train runs down the street in West Brownsville, Pa.

An NS coal train runs down the street in West Brownsville, Pa.

Here are some more photographs from my trip to the Mon Valley in Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 23.

While the target for Saturday’s trip was the Union Pacific No. 1996 – the Southern Pacific heritage unit – it was trailing and dead in tow.

A thread on Trainorders.com suggested that it wasn’t worth the drive to get it. I disagree. It was totally worth it.

e get so focused on the heritage power of railroads that we forget about the rest of the train.

The N22 was led by a clean SD40-2 which made for a nice subject. Also, the afternoon light could not have been more perfect.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

Passing the station at Morgan, Pa.

Passing the station at Morgan, Pa.

Taking the signal at CP Mather.

Taking the signal at CP Mather.

Rolling along at Clarksville, Pa.

Rolling along at Clarksville, Pa.

A strange MOW train owned by Herzog. Although I don't know what it is exactly, it was accross the river so I didn't have time to investigate further. The train itself is old doublestack well cars.

A strange MOW train owned by Herzog. Although I don’t know what it is exactly, it was accross the river so I didn’t have time to investigate further. The train itself is old doublestack well cars.

The motive power somewhat resembles an Amtrak Genesis unit.

The motive power somewhat resembles an Amtrak Genesis unit.

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