The Monongahela in Brownsville

We’re venturing today into the southwest region of Pennsylvania to visit the Monongahela Railway, a coal hauling regional railroad that also had tracks in West Virginia.

The Monongahela in 1970s had 281 miles of track on 193 route miles in the two states.

In the top photograph is Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton S12 switcher No. 416 is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

In the bottom image, Monongahela 1210 and 3708 are in Brownsville, in 1969 or 1970.

On the back right is New York Central FR-16A No. 1205 which along with sister NYC 1216 is stored unserviceable in Michigan. All the rest of these shark nose units are gone.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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One Response to “The Monongahela in Brownsville”

  1. Brit Says:

    The S12 was built by Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton not ALCo.

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