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Date: 10/19/21 17:55
Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: dwatry

The last part of the trip was eastern Ohio and a quick dip into Pennsylvania before going to the Pittsburgh Airport to fly back to California. 
1) We started early with CSX T700 - westbound coal in Lowellville Ohio, which was covered in river fog.  Could not pass up the opportunity to put a Mail Pouch Tobacco barn in the photo, however, even if it was foggy.  This train was all loaded cars for Georgia Power and Light - curious as to why that would be going west in Ohio?  Seems like the wrong-way round.
2)  Center Street bridge in Youngstown was a great vantage point, and someone has conveniently cut multiple well-placed holes in the chain link fences for photo portals.   Here's CSX Q136 eastbound intermodal.  This valley used to be filled with steel mills and associated industry - almost all gone now.
3)  Same spot - D-752 local goes east, crossing NS line.
 



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Date: 10/19/21 17:59
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: dwatry

4)   D752 meets the T700 through then haze.
5)  And here comes T700 again after meeting the 2 eastbounds. 
6)  Moving east into Pennsylvania - here's NS 11N autoracks heading west at Beaver Falls PA, with a hint of haze still in the air.    This is the former PRR bridge over the Beaver River.
 



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Date: 10/19/21 18:01
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: dwatry

7)  NS 21Q intermodal heads west - same location.
8)  Same train. 
9)  And PRR still lives on in the form of a herald still on the bridge over the Beaver River - 53 years after the PRR went out of existence!  That's the CSX ex-B&O mainline you can see below the bridge. 
 



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Date: 10/19/21 18:04
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: dwatry

10)  Moving east to Rochester PA, here's NS 55K (grain) coming west out of Conway Yard. 
11)  Same train passing the landmark "Beaver Bowl" building (bowling supplies). 
12)  Another shot of this awesome building. 
 



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Date: 10/19/21 18:07
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: dwatry

13) NS 65X (crude) comes westbound through Rochester.
14) And finally NS 25V intermodal heads west. 
Never did get an eastbound, which would have made for a great shot!  But had to get to the airport!
 






Date: 10/19/21 18:20
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: train1275

Beautiful shots !!!
Looks like you had a really good and successful trip.



Date: 10/20/21 01:49
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: gbmott

Very nice collection.  Thanks for posting.

Gordon



Date: 10/20/21 06:45
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: rbenko

Good stuff - thanks for posting!

Here's a shot of Rochester PA in 1941 from Shorpy - click HERE to see the hi-res and comments. 




Date: 10/20/21 07:35
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: dwatry

Besides the tracks, the Beaver Valley Bowl building is about the only recognizable piece of the scene!  Thanks for posting the history shot!



Date: 10/20/21 13:11
Re: Eastern Road trip - Part 6 (Steel Country)
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the pics...



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