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Along the River in Pittsburgh

August 5, 2022

A westbound CSX merchandise train passes beneath the Fort Pitt Bridge on June 11, 2011, on the Pittsburgh Subdivision. Across the Monongahela River is the impressive skyline of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle. A short distance to the left the Monongahela joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River.

There was no way to know it at the time but this outing with Peter Bower would prove to be a turning point in my railroad photography. At the time I was still shooting film.

A couple of rolls of slide film that I exposed on this trip along with one later in the week to Bellevue with Ed Ribinskas would wind up being ruined by the developer and thus those images were lost.

It would be the proverbial last straw that convinced me to switch to acquire a digital single lens reflex camera the following month.

Peter and I would later return to Pittsburgh on another railfan outing and made more images of the CSX Pittsburgh Sub in action.

I’ve since made dozens of photographs of railroad operations in Pittsburgh. Yet this is one of my favorites.

Article and Photograph by Craig Sanders