I've been able to catch three different NS Heritage locomotives this week on the Pittsburgh Division. All were photographed westbound at Cavittsville from the Mahaffey Hill Road overpass, just east of Trafford. How great that they came during lunch break so I could scurry down and get a picture! Thanks to all who post their sightings on the Heritage Units website (www.heritageunits.com) so we have a heads up when something is coming our way. Charlie is still ahead on his sightings, but I'm catching up. The score is Charlie-9, Andy-6.
This post is a little late but we've been very busy lately. This includes pictures from when my friend Jacob and I went railfanning in Manor on the 15th and when my dad and I saw the Lehigh Valley Heritage engine on 11J at Wegley. This makes eight heritage units for me! Enjoy the pictures and videos!
Sunday brought terrible weather with it but we dealt with it because we knew that the Lehigh Valley engine was coming and it is one of our favorite heritage units. If this intermodal would have been 30 seconds later we would of missed the heritage unit because it was on the far track and would of been blocked by this intermodal.
Yesterday (6/13/13) morning my friend called to tell me that the NYC unit was coming and within about an hour he and I were trackside watching for it. All of our parents were working so we went to his grandparents' house in North Irwin. It is right next to the track so we watched there for a while before heading to Wilmerding to catch the special train. Enjoy the pictures and videos!
This afternoon I received word that the Interstate Heritage engine was leading 65R, a WB oil train. We also found out that it was behind the WB Pennsylvanian, Sweet! After dinner my dad and I headed out to Wilmerding. We set up across the tracks from the Westinghouse Airbrake plant. The first train we saw was a five unit lite power move. It was followed by the Pennsylvanian and then 65R! This was my 6th heritage unit and my dad's 4th. It was certainly a great evening! Enjoy the pictures and videos.
This update is long overdue but here it is any ways. On May 29th our friend Dan took me to Johnstown and Latrobe to railfan. Our goal of the day was to see 765 come through with the Pennsy and Conrail heritage units on a deadhead to Conway. We saw lots of great things including a hirailer, a six unit consist, Amtrak, and more. Enjoy the pictures and videos!
This viaduct is a very interesting piece of history. Before it was reinforced with concrete this bridge stopped debris from the first and most famous Johnstown Flood. Now the upper portion of it is painted and lights were added so that every night people can enjoy a light show. This bridge will also be a focal point on the train layout.
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