Ready to depart from Franklin to return to Meadville.
Akron Railroad Club member Roger Durfee was among those who chased after the passenger special pulled by E8A locomotives wearing the Pennsylvania Railroad livery. Roger said there were a few too many photographers chasing the train for his choice and he kept looking for a steam locomotive as a result.
The E8s were pulling the Pacific Express, a private car train that on Sunday, August 7, 2011, made its way from Meadville, Pennsylvania, to Pittsburgh via Youngstown, Ohio. It also made a trip up and down a branch line between Meadville and Franklin, Pennsylvania, that is operated by the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad.
The WNY&P Alcos pass through cornfields near Meadville.
Arriving at the yard in Meadville.
The excursion train pauses in the yard in Meadville. The yard tower is shown at right.
A pair of Western New York & Pennsylvania locomotives idle in the Norfolk Southern yard in Meadville as the passenger special prepares to depart.
The "Pacific Express" crosses the former Bessemer & Lake Erie, now Canadian National, at "Bess" in Shanango, Pennsylvania.
At Sharpsville, Pennsylaniva, where a section of double track starts.
Near Ferrona Yard in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Coming through Hubbard, Ohio.
CP Hubbard where the original Erie mainline tied into the former New York Central Youngstown Line.