Posts Tagged ‘Station Square Pittsburgh’

The Capitol Limited Returns to Akron

August 27, 2021
The CSX office car special passes through Akron Thursday morning.
Rattling the diamonds at Center Street in Youngstown
At Station Square in Pittsburgh. The Capitol Limited of the Baltimore & Ohio used to stop here.
I got cloud skunked just as the train passed the Pittsburgh skyline

Thursday morning CSX ran its ofice car special across northern Ohio and Pennsylvania.

With two F40PHs and 11 passenger cars all decked out in a Baltimore & Ohio inspired livery it looked like the Capitol Limited had returned once again.

I first caught the special at Akron.  The weather was foggy and overcast but my photos turned out okay.

Next was Youngstown where the weather wasn’t any better but I was interviewed by a local TV station curious as to why all the railfans were waiting on the Center Street bridge.

Then it was on to Station Square in Pittsburgh.  The weather was much improved but we unfortunately were cloud skunked when the train arrived.

In times past the Capitol would have made a stop here.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

Pittsburgh Light Rail Line Back to Normal

August 29, 2018

A Pittsburgh light rail line has returned to full service after the completion of repairs to rebuild track and a station that were damaged by a Norfolk Southern derailment on Aug. 5

The Station Square Station was damaged along with the overhead wires and tracks.

The inbound tracks were returned to service last Thursday and full service was restored last weekend.

The derailment of a Chicago-bound container train on the NS Mon Line sent containers and cars down a hillside and onto the light rail line operated by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.