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By:Curt Beal
Dates:4/16/2009 - 10/8/2018
Album Info:Includes action from Connellsville, Broadford, Owensdale, Everson, Lemont Furnace, Mount Braddock, and Scottdale, Pa. The trains in Connellsville, Pa are using CSX track rights. The SWP shortline railroad goes from Greensburg (Westmoreland County) to Smithfield (Fayette County). It uses branches that were originally CSX (B&O railroad before that) and also Conrail (PRR before that). It branches in various directions from here: Hunker to Yukon, Everson to Mount Pleasant, Everson to Connellsville Township, (coal line), Everson to Broadford, and Connellsville to Smithfield. The parent company of the SWP is Carload Express of Oakmont, PA.
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SWP #2001 at Broadford
Title:  SWP #2001 at Broadford
Description:  The place where the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad and CSX meet.
Photo Date:  4/16/2009  Upload Date: 12/11/2009 7:48:00 PM
Location:  Broad Ford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  429   Comments: 0
NREX 8749
Title:  NREX 8749
Description:  Seen at the Scottdale Train Station
Photo Date:  6/22/2009  Upload Date: 12/11/2009 8:20:02 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  534   Comments: 0
SWP 2001 (1)
Title:  SWP 2001 (1)
Description:  Seen at the Scottdale Train Station.
Photo Date:  11/13/2009  Upload Date: 12/11/2009 8:32:10 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  352   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 and 2002 winter shot (1)
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2002 winter shot (1)
Description:  Seen heading eastbound with empties, towards the Connellsville CSX yard. Using CSX trackage rights. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  12/29/2009  Upload Date: 12/30/2009 11:23:25 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  412   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 and 2002, on CSX
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2002, on CSX
Description:  A short 9-car train of empties from the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad makes its run from Everson into Connellsville, PA. To the left is a stopped intermodal train waiting for clearance to switch onto the main center track. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  1/12/2010  Upload Date: 1/12/2010 10:14:50 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Winter,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  532   Comments: 6
Maine Central 652 (2)
Title:  Maine Central 652 (2)
Description:  During its time in Maine, I'm sure this caboose has seen many snowy days like this one. Here it now rests by the SWP station in Scottdale, PA and rarely sees any action.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 5/14/2013 5:47:57 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Winter
Locomotives: 
Views:  258   Comments: 0
SWP 2001, 2002, and 2003, in snow
Title:  SWP 2001, 2002, and 2003, in snow
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. They must be kept constantly running in this weather, but I think they were in for the day. All three engines are GP-11s.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 7:02:14 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  528   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 (1)
Title:  SWP 2003 (1)
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. It must be kept constantly running in this weather, but I think it and the others were in for the day. All three engines are GP-11s. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 6:58:03 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 (2)
Title:  SWP 2003 (2)
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 7:00:35 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 and 2001, CSX 2777
Title:  SWP 2002 and 2001, CSX 2777
Description:  These engines are heading westbound using CSX track rights, on their way back to Scottdale after dropping off some empties. In the background you can see CSX 2777 getting some fuel from a tanker. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  5/20/2010  Upload Date: 4/2/2010 2:32:03 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  418   Comments: 2
SWP in summer (3)
Title:  SWP in summer (3)
Description:  Here the train is climbing the grade up out of Owensdale, where the line junctions with a branch of the Wheeling and Lake Erie. From here it would shortly make it into Everson to meet SWP 2002.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/23/2010 3:02:04 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  296   Comments: 1
SWP in summer (1)
Title:  SWP in summer (1)
Description:  A small mixed freight train seen leaving the Connellsville CSX yard westbound, headed back to Everson and Scottdale, Pa where this train would become part of a larger train. Earlier in this day there was a pedestrian-train accident almost in this very spot.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:45:31 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
SWP in summer (2)
Title:  SWP in summer (2)
Description:  Two GP11s working hard and trying to pick up some speed for the grade a few miles away. Here it is about halfway between Broadford and Owensdale, bound for Everson.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:51:29 PM
Location:  Morgan, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  293   Comments: 1
SWP in summer (4)
Title:  SWP in summer (4)
Description:  Seen crossing over Jacobs Creek to Everson where it would be doing some switching duties, adding more freight onto a train that had come from Connellsville. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:55:32 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  387   Comments: 0
SWP in summer (6)
Title:  SWP in summer (6)
Description:  The engines have just crossed the Jacobs Creek bridge separating Fayette and Wesmoreland County. After getting another section of railcars added on by SWP 2002, this train is off to Youngwood, Greensburg, etc. to deliver its loads.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 9:01:07 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
SWP in summer (7)
Title:  SWP in summer (7)
Description:  This GP11 is going backwards over Jacobs Creek between Everson and Scottdale, after completing its task of adding a train onto SWP 2003 and 2001, it is going back to the station in Scottdale. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 9:03:24 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 & 2001, on CSX
Title:  SWP 2003 & 2001, on CSX
Description:  Here the empty freight cars are getting dropped off at the CSX yard after the SWP came back from a trip to Mount Braddock, Uniontown, Smithfield, etc. After this the engines will go back to Scottdale and probably have lunch. Time is 11:54 A.M.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 8:33:38 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  490   Comments: 2
SWP 2003 and 2001 at Greene Junction
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2001 at Greene Junction
Description:  A train of empty freight cars cross the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It has come from the area of Mount Braddock, Uniontown, and Smithfield where it exchanged full freight cars for the empties. After this bridge the SWP interchanges back onto CSX, where the cars will be dropped at the Connellsville yard. This railroad line is formerly the B&O FM&P Subdivision.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 8:08:15 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  368   Comments: 2
SWP 2003 at Greene Junction
Title:  SWP 2003 at Greene Junction
Description:  A train of empty freight cars cross the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It has come from the area of Mount Braddock, Uniontown, and Smithfield where it exchanged full freight cars for the empties. After this bridge the SWP interchanges back onto CSX, where the cars will be dropped at the Connellsville yard. This railroad line is formerly the B&O FM&P Subdivision.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 8:04:41 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  324   Comments: 2
SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (2)
Title:  SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (2)
Description:  A triplet of GP11's doing some switching work after bring back some full loads from Connellsville. The AVR engine was sent by parent company Carload Express to help out here, because an SWP engine is broken down. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:27:38 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) AVR 2005(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  423   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (3)
Title:  SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749 (3)
Description:  The train takes a short mid-day break at the Scottdale station before going off on a freight run to Youngwood and Greensburg.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:40:32 AM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) AVR 2005(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749
Title:  SWP 2002, AVR 2005, NREX 8749
Description:  The rare sight of these three engines working together is due to the fact that one of the SWPs engines is broken down. So an AVR (Allegheny Valley Railroad) engine was brought down from Pittsburgh to lend a hand. After doing numerous very complicated railcar switching jobs in Everson, the train finally crosses Jacobs Creek into Scottdale, with an equal amount of engines and cars. After a brief stop in Scottdale, their next destination is Greensburg. SWP and AVR are subsidiaries of Carload Express Inc., which is why they have an identical scheme. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 12:46:17 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) AVR 2005(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  1192   Comments: 9
SWP 2003 and 2001
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2001
Description:  These two engines get a rest today since three other GP11's were already out doing the day's work. I was told one of these is broken down but I am not sure which one it is.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:52:11 AM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
SWP 2001, 2002, 2003
Title:  SWP 2001, 2002, 2003
Description:  Yes this was a planned meeting of these trains. SWP 2001 and 2003 have come from the direction of Connellsville with a short freight train and were waiting for SWP 2003 to attach to a string of covered hoppers and tank cars on another track. Then SWP 2001 and 2003 pulled up far enough past the switch on the track so that SWP 2001 could pull its train up on the same track, and then back the train into the other one, to form one long one. So at the end of this, SWP 2002 went back to Scottdale with no railroad cars.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:58:08 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 in December (1)
Title:  SWP 2002 in December (1)
Description:  Three GP11s make short work of this seven car local freight train, seen here heading west on CSX trackage through Broadford, Pa. A few hundred yards down the tracks, the SWP switched off onto their own railroad to make the trip back to Everson, Pa. Behind #2002 are NREX 8749 and SWP 2003. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2010  Upload Date: 12/15/2010 12:53:37 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  240   Comments: 1
SWP 2002 in December (2)
Title:  SWP 2002 in December (2)
Description:  The three GP11s pull this short train up out of the grade in Owensdale with no problem at all. Seen at the interchange with the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway. From here, the trains destination of Everson is just a few miles away. Behind #2002 are NREX 8749 and SWP 2003. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2010  Upload Date: 12/15/2010 12:48:28 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 in December (3)
Title:  SWP 2002 in December (3)
Description:  The three GP11's running light after doing a very fast dropoff of their seven railcars in Everson, Pa. From here they went back to the station in Scottdale. Behind #2002 are NREX 8749 and SWP 2003. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  12/14/2010  Upload Date: 12/15/2010 12:36:05 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  253   Comments: 1
AVR 2005 (1)
Title:  AVR 2005 (1)
Description:  Seen unoccupied, idling at the junction of W&LE and SWP railroads in Owensdale, Pa. Two W&LE locomotives seen earlier in the day with this are now nowhere to be seen. I cant say for sure, but this may have been dropped off for the SWP to temporarily use once again. This is a rebuilt GP11 formerly Illinois Central GP9 9098 built all the way back in March 1955. Allegheny Valley Railroad is a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc.
Photo Date:  1/7/2011  Upload Date: 1/9/2011 10:50:18 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  AVR 2005(GP11)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
AVR 2005 (2)
Title:  AVR 2005 (2)
Description:  Seen unoccupied, idling at the junction of W&LE and SWP railroads in Owensdale, Pa. Two W&LE locomotives seen earlier in the day with this are now nowhere to be seen. I cant say for sure, but this may have been dropped off for the SWP to temporarily use once again. This is a rebuilt GP11 formerly Illinois Central GP9 9098 built all the way back in March 1955. Allegheny Valley Railroad is a subsidiary of Carload Express Inc.
Photo Date:  1/7/2011  Upload Date: 1/9/2011 10:52:01 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  AVR 2005(GP11)
Views:  418   Comments: 0
Maine Central 652 (1)
Title:  Maine Central 652 (1)
Description:  This sits at the SWP station in Scottdale and rarely gets moved. Since it has not ever been given a new number, I am still listing it as MEC 652.
Photo Date:  1/21/2011  Upload Date: 11/20/2009 7:14:48 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Winter
Locomotives: 
Views:  464   Comments: 0
NREX 8749
Title:  NREX 8749
Description:  EMD GP11, in long-term use by the SWP railroad. Here it is seen in Wheeler Bottom on a freight local. This is a former Illinois Central 9314 GP9 built back in December 1957. Rebuilt at the IC Paducah Shops.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 10:54:34 PM
Location:  Wheeler, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  318   Comments: 0
SWP 2002
Title:  SWP 2002
Description:  A 10-car freight local sits idling in Wheeler Bottom, waiting to cross the Greene Junction Bridge and then enter the CSX yard to drop off these empties. They were here for a few hours. I thank the crew for turning the headlights on for me. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:09:48 PM
Location:  Wheeler, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (1)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (1)
Description:  The engineer gives it some throttle coming across the Greene Junction Bridge on the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:00:35 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  1534   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (2)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (2)
Description:  The engineer gives it some throttle coming across the Greene Junction Bridge on the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:04:25 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, and SWP 2003 (3)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, and SWP 2003 (3)
Description:  A ten-car freight local crosses the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/19/2011 8:41:19 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  282   Comments: 1
SWP 2002 winter (3)
Title:  SWP 2002 winter (3)
Description:  The rear help on a freight local train that is in the CSX yard dropping off/switching cars. Here the GP11 sits in front of Connellsville City Hall. The muddy Youghiogheny River is in the foreground. Taken from Crawford Avenue Bridge. This engine is a former Union Pacific 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/22/2011  Upload Date: 2/22/2011 9:48:53 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
SWP 2002 winter (2)
Title:  SWP 2002 winter (2)
Description:  The rear help on a freight local train headed to the CSX yard to drop off/switch cars. Downtown Connellsville is in the background. This engine is a former Union Pacific 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/22/2011  Upload Date: 2/22/2011 9:53:00 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  328   Comments: 1
SWP 2002 winter (1)
Title:  SWP 2002 winter (1)
Description:  The rear help on a freight local train headed to the CSX yard to drop off/switch cars. This engine is a former Union Pacific 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/22/2011  Upload Date: 2/22/2011 9:55:46 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  249   Comments: 1
SWP 2003
Title:  SWP 2003
Description:  A rare Sunday freight move by the SWP. In the coming years, Sunday freight moves would become commonplace. Here they are waiting in Broadford for the westbound signal. This engine is a former JTPX (1801), IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, Conrail 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956, it began as a GP9 and is now upgraded to a GP11.
Photo Date:  3/20/2011  Upload Date: 3/21/2011 12:40:26 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  292   Comments: 1
coal loading on the Bullskin Branch
Title:  coal loading on the Bullskin Branch
Description:  You see coal trains everywhere but how often do you actually get to see them being loaded? A collaboration of four different railroads team up on this train of SOM (Somerset Railroad Corporation) coal gondolas. A duo of Michigan brand front end loaders was kept busy for about 8 hours filling the train. This line has only recently started being used again to load coal trains. Right now they are doing one train a week/four a month. Im told this train is bound for New York. Back in the 80s was the heyday for this coal yard when the tracks were owned by Conrail and I can still remember the Conrail blues roaming these tracks almost daily. Im taking photos now to make up for the ones I didnt get back then.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:12:54 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  301   Comments: 2
CSX 603
Title:  CSX 603
Description:  A GE AC60CW is one of three locomotives on standby on the SWP shortline in Everson, Pa, waiting for a coal train to be handed off to them. This is a rare occasion of CSX using the SWP shortline railroad. The coal loads came from the Bullskin Tipple and four railroads (SWP, W&LE, CSX, SOM) were involved in the operation.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:47:51 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 603(AC60CW)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
CSX 603, 5004, 884
Title:  CSX 603, 5004, 884
Description:  A powerful locomotive trio on standby on the SWP shortline in Everson, Pa, waiting for a coal train to be handed off to them. This is a rare occasion of CSX using the SWP shortline railroad. The coal loads came from the Bullskin Tipple and four railroads (SWP, W&LE, CSX, SOM) were involved in the operation.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:42:45 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 603(AC60CW) CSX 5004(AC60CW) CSX 884(ES44AC-H)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
CSX 884
Title:  CSX 884
Description:  A coal train idles at the Woods Road crossing in Owensdale, Pa while waiting for the other half of the train to be added on. This is a rare occasion of CSX using the SWP shortline railroad. The coal loads came from the Bullskin Tipple and four railroads (SWP, W&LE, CSX, SOM) were involved in the operation.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:57:42 PM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CSX 884(ES44AC-H)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
NREX 8749 on the Bullskin Branch
Title:  NREX 8749 on the Bullskin Branch
Description:  Part of the fleet of the SWP railroad, this one was brought down the line later on when some more power was needed to pull out about half the train after it was filled. Two W&LE GP35s were behind this. This is a former Illinois Central 9314 GP9 built back in December 1957. Rebuilt to a GP11 at the IC Paducah Shops. A collaboration of four different railroads team up on this train of SOM (Somerset Railroad Corporation) coal gondolas. A duo of Michigan brand front end loaders was kept busy for about 8 hours filling the train. This line has only recently started being used again to load coal trains. Right now they are doing one train a week/four a month. Im told this train is bound for New York. Back in the 80s was the heyday for this coal yard when the tracks were owned by Conrail and I can still remember the Conrail blues roaming these tracks almost daily. Im taking photos now to make up for the ones I didnt get back then.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:17:26 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch (2)
Title:  SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch (2)
Description:  This was the locomotive that pulled the gondolas down further as they were being filled. Its surprising what a single GP11 can pull. This engine is a former JTPX (1801), IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, Conrail 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956, it began as a GP9 and is now upgraded to a GP11. A collaboration of four different railroads team up on this train of SOM (Somerset Railroad Corporation) coal gondolas. A duo of Michigan brand front end loaders was kept busy for about 8 hours filling the train. This line has only recently started being used again to load coal trains. Right now they are doing one train a week/four a month. Im told this train is bound for New York. Back in the 80s was the heyday for this coal yard when the tracks were owned by Conrail and I can still remember the Conrail blues roaming these tracks almost daily. Im taking photos now to make up for the ones I didnt get back then.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 6/9/2011 12:37:05 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch
Title:  SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch
Description:  This was the locomotive that pulled the gondolas down further as they were being filled. Its surprising what a single GP11 can pull. The pile in the background is some of what was being loaded. This engine is a former JTPX (1801), IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, Conrail 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956, it began as a GP9 and is now upgraded to a GP11. A collaboration of four different railroads team up on this train of SOM (Somerset Railroad Corporation) coal gondolas. A duo of Michigan brand front end loaders was kept busy for about 8 hours filling the train. This line has only recently started being used again to load coal trains. Right now they are doing one train a week/four a month. Im told this train is bound for New York. Back in the 80s was the heyday for this coal yard when the tracks were owned by Conrail and I can still remember the Conrail blues roaming these tracks almost daily. Im taking photos now to make up for the ones I didnt get back then.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:27:04 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  198   Comments: 2
CSX 75
Title:  CSX 75
Description:  Quite a rare sight to see six-axle locomotives on the shortline Southwest Pennsylvannia Railroad. This is a train of fully loaded SOM coal gondolas that is shut down/tied down for the night. The other half of the train is still waiting to be loaded at Bullskin Tipple about five miles away. Taken from the Scottdale-Everson Bridge though a chain link fence. It was not an easy thing to do.
Photo Date:  7/13/2011  Upload Date: 7/13/2011 9:04:33 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  CSX 75(AC44CW)
Views:  170   Comments: 2
AVR 3001
Title:  AVR 3001
Description:  The Allegheny Valley Railroad makes a visit on a coal train near Owensdale, Pa., collaborating with the SWP, W&LE, and B&P railroads. Seen here on the bridge over route 819. This EMD SD40-3 is former KCS 617/3150, still wearing that paint. Built as a BN 6476 SD45 back in July 1970.
Photo Date:  8/11/2011  Upload Date: 8/12/2011 3:13:50 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 3001(SD40-3)
Views:  458   Comments: 0
AVR 3003 (1)
Title:  AVR 3003 (1)
Description:  The Allegheny Valley Railroad makes a visit on a coal train near Owensdale, Pa., collaborating with the SWP, W&LE, and B&P railroads. Seen here on the bridge over Route 819. This EMD SD40-3 is former KCS 633, still wearing that paint. Built as a CNW 976 SD45 back in February 1969.
Photo Date:  8/11/2011  Upload Date: 8/12/2011 2:53:49 AM
Location:  Owensdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 3003(SD40-3)
Views:  270   Comments: 2
SWP 2002, 2003, 2001
Title:  SWP 2002, 2003, 2001
Description:  Finally all three of the SWP red and yellow GP11's are together on one train. The Z687-29 freight local pauses in Broadford for a signal to get back onto SWP trackage. Then it's off to Everson where the freight cars will be staged. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 8/29/2011 9:03:38 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  1518   Comments: 8


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