1 out of 3 Wasn’t a Bad Day’s Work

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This past Sunday I went to Pittsburgh to tour some model railroad clubs.  We got some railfanning in along the way.

Online reports had three of the Norfolk Southern heritage units at Shire Oaks, a coal train staging yard on the Mon Line.  Hopefully, we might see a couple.

While driving to McKeesport, Pa., we saw the Central of New Jersey heritage unit leading a coal train north.

We got a grab shot at a crossing. This train was No. 776 and it would later head west across Ohio.

That made it one H unit down and two more to go. After visiting the McKeesport model railroad, we continued south to Shire Oaks yard.

Driving past the south end of the yeard, we saw the 8101 (Central of Georgia) or, more precisely, the roof of the 8101. But the engine was buried behind other locomotives andno photo would be possible.

A quick check on Heritageunits.com  confirmed that the Monongahela unit was at the Bailey mine with a train.  This was too far away for this day’s trip.

Still one heritage is better than none and a good time was had by all.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

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